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    I am 18 i am currently studying a levels. i have applied to start an adult nursing degree at university in Sept 2010. I havent recieved any interviews yet.

    I was thinking of becoming a neonatal nurse. Would I have to study a Child nursing degree for this and not adult?

    Also what training would I need to do to after the degree to become a neonatal nurse?
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    you can train in adult nursing and then do a one year course after to specilise in child nursing

    hope you get and interview/offer soon
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    Why did you apply for adult nursing if you want to do neonatal ? I'm not sure but I would think child nursing would be more appropriate.. Good luck with the offers some unis are taknig longer than others
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    I would recommend doing your Adult training first and then topping up your degree with Neonatal. You'll have two registrations so more job prospects and if you change your mind, you still have back up plans. Have you had any experience with either adult or neonatal nursing? Really you would need at least a placement in that area before making such a decision.

    Edit: I believe Edinburgh do a neonatal top up degree. Check out their website? Or possibly its Napier, I'm not too sure.
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    hi i want to be a neonatal nurse and i was told its best to do child nursing. but u can do it if u do adult too.
    i,m doing child nursing degree then i,m going on to specialize in neonatal nursing after i have finished my 3 year degree.
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    (Original post by emma66)
    hi i want to be a neonatal nurse and i was told its best to do child nursing. but u can do it if u do adult too.
    i,m doing child nursing degree then i,m going on to specialize in neonatal nursing after i have finished my 3 year degree.
    So can do neonatal if i do an adult nursing then? What training are you going to have to specialise in neontatal after the 3yr degree. Isit a course n how long?
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    You can do a top up? I'm considering asking for neonates for my elective..and i'm an adult nurse! However a childrens nursing reg would be benefical, you can always contact the unis you've applied for and discuss this with them? However neonatal nursing is a very specialised area, and don't go into your course so close minded- be open to loads of possibilities! It's not all cute and tiny babies i'm afraid, a lot of it is emotional support for the families
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    Actually if you look at the NHS Jobs website you will see that jobs in NICU (neonatal intensive care) require either adult or child (for example Kings currently ask for this), so if the critical care side interests you adult can give you greater flexibility in terms of job choices, and is generally less competive than child nursing entry from what I have heard
 
 
 
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