Nursing 'Degree' Career

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Uploaded 23rd Nov 2019 at 7:14 PM · Updated 21st Jun 2021 at 6:10 PM by missyhissy

Join Text ~ 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.

For a long time, I've tried to simulate alternatives to EA's University system. This idea came from a discussion with friends over how to make our own universities. This is one in a series of (hopefully) 50+ 'degrees'.

Important Information About The 'Degrees' And How They Work

These are not degrees to use in the Sims University world. These are actually careers designed to look like degrees. These 'degrees' are obtained through the individual rabbithole buildings and not through the Enrol In University menus.
There will eventually be over 50 'degrees' available to choose from. While they don't work in the Sims University world, they do require the University expansion pack. They work in the University rabbitholes in a home world and so will require you to have either those buildings or the Rabbithole Rugs or Doors in your home world. Many of them make use of the Student Union or University Hangout lot types so these should ideally be present, although they are not compulsory.
Each 'degree' is linked to a full career, either one of mine or one of EA's.

The degrees are either Bachelor's (BA), Master's (MA) or Doctorates (PhD). Each level equates an academic year, so the BA degrees are 3 years (3 levels), MA degrees are 4 years (4 levels) and PhD degrees are 7 years (7 levels).

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 was made on patch 1.69 and requires the University Expansion pack.

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, making a total of 20 Opportunities. 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 simoleons. It can be hung on the wall and requires the University Expansion Pack.
There are no uniforms set.

The buyable degree is called 'University Diploma' available under Decorations --> Wall Hangings and is available for 0 simoleons.

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. {1.SimName}'s fields of study will include both child and adult nursing and mental wellbeing.
9.00am ~ 12.00pm
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, {1.SimName} will spend time in a placement at the local hospital, which will increase understanding and experience in the practicalities of nursing.
11.00am ~ 2.00pm
Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday

Bachelor's Year Three: With highly specialised units, {1.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.
10.00am ~ 1.00pm
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 {1.SimName} will need to prove his/her leadership abilities in a hospital placement.
12.00pm ~ 4.00pm
Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday

The Opportunities

This gets quite involved and is hidden behind a spoiler for those who'd rather not know. If you're unfamiliar with the workings of the 'degree' careers, I strongly advise you read these through, as they will explain more of how the graduating works.

This degree is currently in English and supports translations in Russian, French and Dutch. If you're interested in translating this career, please download the Language Strings file and open the file up in Notepad.
<STR>Translate This Text</STR>
Do this for the entire file, then attach the translation to a comment and I'll update as soon as possible.
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.

Additional Credits:
Twallan for the Careers Mod and the Nraas team for keeping them updated. You guys are gems.
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.
UCAS for providing information on various British degrees. Most of the information for the degree came from here.
Victor, SecretX and Lessien Vardamir for the translation

Age: Adult
Career Type: Realistic
Chance cards: All

Tags: #themeuni, #Nursing, #Degree, #Career