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    I was interested in nursing after contemplating and deciding that med school would be too much of a strain I my mental health (the workload etc)

    I know nursing is very demanding but I think the knowledge requires less of a doctor.

    I was wondering if anyone had any information on the types of shifts, what you can specialise in etc. Many of my friends/family are discouraging me, saying I could do far better and that the pay is really awful. Is this true? As long as I can support a family well I don't mind but I'm confused as to how bad/good the pay is.

    Any advice would also be useful


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    For what a nurse does the pay is not paticulary good, it's hard work, and shifts can be on a 24 hour clock shift pattern this can include bank holidays...Christmas day etc. To be a nurse you will need to be passionate about it and this will come across in your personal statment and interview. Xxx
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    (Original post by regentgirl)
    For what a nurse does the pay is not paticulary good, it's hard work, and shifts can be on a 24 hour clock shift pattern this can include bank holidays...Christmas day etc. To be a nurse you will need to be passionate about it and this will come across in your personal statment and interview. Xxx
    Ah I see. Do you know if medical conditions that you have would implicate my application? (I have a spinal problem)


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    I am currently at interview stage (chikds nursing) I have been sent a form from one uni asking medical stuff and one question is re back problems. Might be worth giving the uni a ring??? I find admissions very helpful!x
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    I am currently at interview stage (chikds nursing) I have been sent a form from one uni asking medical stuff and one question is re back problems. Might be worth giving the uni a ring??? I find admissions very helpful!x
    Thank you very much! I'm not applying until a few years time so hopefully it should be sorted out by then x


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    I'm on a children's nursing course and you need to get a certificate which says "fit to practice" you need to be able to stand up for 12hours bending etc.

    I think with nursing it's a course that you need to be passionate about from the start and you do need a good support network because of how tough it is! my placement shifts at 12.5hrs 4days a week.


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    (Original post by graceey_bear)
    I'm on a children's nursing course and you need to get a certificate which says "fit to practice" you need to be able to stand up for 12hours bending etc.

    I think with nursing it's a course that you need to be passionate about from the start and you do need a good support network because of how tough it is! my placement shifts at 12.5hrs 4days a week.


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    Hey how are you finding it? And which uni do you go to? Im in middle of interviews etc SO nervous as its so so competitive. Did you have an inclin on the day of how it went? xxxx And did you have to wait long for replies! Its a shame its so competitive when there is such a shortage on nurses!!!!x
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    Hey how are you finding it? And which uni do you go to? Im in middle of interviews etc SO nervous as its so so competitive. Did you have an inclin on the day of how it went? xxxx And did you have to wait long for replies! Its a shame its so competitive when there is such a shortage on nurses!!!!x
    university of nottingham,
    I thought I'd messed the interview up, you never know how it went. I found out within 4days, but for some I had to wait a month for a reply and others was within a week


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    [QUOTE=graceey_bear;45269097]university of nottingham,
    I thought I'd messed the interview up, you never know how it went. I found out within 4days, but for some I had to wait a month for a reply and others was within a week


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    4 days wow!!!! Ate you enjoying it? I want this more than I've ever wanted anything , I just hope that comes across in interview! I'm 25 xxx
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    (Original post by graceey_bear)
    university of nottingham,
    I thought I'd messed the interview up, you never know how it went. I found out within 4days, but for some I had to wait a month for a reply and others was within a week


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    4 days wow!!!! Ate you enjoying it? I want this more than I've ever wanted anything , I just hope that comes across in interview! I'm 25 xxx
    I love the course it's very hands on, but it depends on what uni you go to. some focus all on theory were as others are more practical. every 4/5 weeks we have a clinical skills week! which is usually at the end of each module
    I would say the oldest I've seen on the course is about 55yrs old. I'm 18 and I'm literally the baby of my class. age doesn't really matter


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    Eek your making me nervous.I have a group interview coming up, not sure if it's good or bad as I'm worried I won't get my bit across and my passion but then I do t want to take over do I!!! I'm crossing all my fi gets and goes xxx
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    Eek your making me nervous.I have a group interview coming up, not sure if it's good or bad as I'm worried I won't get my bit across and my passion but then I do t want to take over do I!!! I'm crossing all my fi gets and goes xxx
    with group interviews it's easier I feel. They are often looking for your communication skills. They will probs ask at the start for you all to say why nursing.Then with all your answers relate it to experience or something in the news. The 6 C's is a good one. Ask questions so if you notice someone isn't talking as much say you piece then be like "what do you think" to that person you'll come across as a team player! use eye contact etc good posture agree with people, respect them and don't talk over


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