I'm applying soon for january intakes for nursing as I didn't get in this september
last year I applied for all child branch but didn't get any offers for different reasons.
Now I'm re-applying and have heard that adult branch is much more likely for me to get into than children, I am confused about what branch to take
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- 27-09-2010 22:17
- 30-09-2010 20:28
I was the same. I did childcare at College but decided i wanted to be a nurse. At first i wanted to be a children's nurse but changed my mind to adult as it has better career opportunities. once i have my adult i can do whatever i want..including childrens. i also want to travel around and some countries dont have different qualifications for adults and children. so in the end i have decided to apply to adults as i have a bette chance of getting in and hopefully a better career hope this helps x
- 03-10-2010 18:43
Adults, once qualified you can apply for an 18-month conversion course to - childrens/ mental health/ learning disability/ midwifery...
Travelling overseas, i think the above poster is a little confused, you can't... you need to fulfill their practice requirements, ie. USA requires 300 supervised hours in obstetrics, medical, surgical, emergency, paediatrics, psychiatric (may be more, don't know off the top of my head)
I am doing adult... simply because, yes... a lot more options. But, if you really want to do paeds, nothing stopping you from getting a place... it may be a case of finding a uni with less demand for places... but in the end, a degree/ diploma is a degree/ diploma...
- 03-10-2010 20:56
I've just started my second year of child nursing
People do say that adult nursing has more opportunities, but having done an adult placement I must say that I don't think I could be an adult nurse. Personally i've always enjoyed working with children and I have loved all my child placements so far.
so (cliche I know, but..) i'd say follow your heart.