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Nursing Degree

A degree in Nursing can open up a wealth of opportunities within the medical field for a Sim dedicated enough to venture down this avenue. The particularly dedicated should take the Masters degree to end up with a stellar qualification.

The next in the series of ‘degree’ careers is the Nursing Degree. This degree is a Master’s Degree and therefore has 4 levels. For a sim to enrol, they need 1 level in Logic, Charisma and Science and can enrol at the School of Science. It requires the University Expansion pack. For more information of the fake degrees, please visit the Deans Office.

This ‘degree’ career requires the Nraas Careers mod in order for it to show up.

Each level has 5 opportunities available for the student to participate in. The Nursing degree participates in the Medical Placement Challenge which is a four-part opportunity set with one opportunity per level.

The degree promotes into the Nursing Career although the career is not compulsory. If your Sim graduates with a BA in Nursing, they can promote into level 6 of the Nursing career. If your sim graduates with an MA in Nursing, they can promote into level 8 of the Nursing Career.

I’m currently unable to add expansion pack items as career or opportunity rewards so I’ve made the University Diploma plaque from the Uni expansion buyable for §0. It can be hung on the wall and requires the University Expansion Pack.

There are no uniforms set. I recommend visiting the University Essentials page for a list of recommended mods to enhance the experience.

Download Nursing Degree
Download Buyable University Diploma

The Levels

Bachelor’s Year One: Principals of Nursing. Requiring large amounts of charisma, patience and understanding, Nursing is essential to a patient’s wellbeing. {0.SimName}’s fields of study will include both child and adult nursing and mental wellbeing.
Hours: 9.00am – 12.00pm
Pay: 0/hour
Days: Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday

Bachelor’s Year Two: If the first year seemed difficult, this one’s going to require more work. By further developing basic clinical nursing skills, {0.SimName} will spend time in a placement at the local hospital, which will increase understanding and experience in the practicalities of nursing.
Hours: 11.00am – 2.00pm
Pay: 0/hour
Days: Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday

Bachelor’s Year Three: With highly specialised units, {0.SimName} will be able to further develop on the knowledge and fields of study from last year and really expand that knowledge with a series of dissertations and studies. Some independent research is involved to improve self-confidence and independence.
Hours: 10.00am – 1.00pm
Pay: 0/hour
Days: Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday

Master’s Year One: Further research and leadership abilities are the core modules of the Master’s level of the Nursing degree. Much of this year will be taken up with independent research and {0.SimName} will need to prove his leadership abilities in a hospital placement.
Hours: 12.00pm – 4.00pm
Pay: 0/hour
Days: Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday

Translations

This degree is currently in English and supports a Russian translation (Thanks Victor for translating!). If you’re interested in translating this career, please download the Language Strings file and open the file up in Notepad.

<KEY>Gameplay/Excel/Careers/CareerList:Example</KEY>
<STR>Translate This Text</STR>

Do that for the entire file, then email it to me at: missyhissy0913@hotmail.co.uk and let me know which language you’re translating into 🙂

I hope you enjoy this alternative to the University system as much as I enjoyed making it. There are many more to come (currently 51 altogether!). If you have any question, please don’t hesitate to get in touch.

Credits go to:

Roocheysims for the original idea of using careers as fake degrees and for her support when I decided to venture down this slightly crazy path.
Littlelambsy for her support, advice and testing this degree. Please visit her blog here to see this degree in use in her game.
Twallan for the Careers Mod and the Nraas team for keeping them updated. You guys are gems.
UCAS for providing information on various British degrees. Most of the information for the degree came from here.