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    Looking for opinions on both from anyone studying currently. I want to work in the Adult field, particularly with the elderly and hopefully specialise in dementia nursing. I understand the Adult is a Bachelors degree but curious to what would be better suited to my chosen career path. Please advise.
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    I applied for both. I know that adult nursing is most suited to my personality but the idea of experimenting in other fields interests me.
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    In the end, any pre reg course will lead to registration in a specific branch, there is no generalist qualification or registration in the UK for nursing at present. No course is greater than the other, there may be different teaching methods used, but learning outcomes are set by the NMC so that a newly qualified nurse has covered the same topic no matter where they've studied.
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    as moonkatt says , the structure of pre-reg education i nthe UK is such that you have to choose a branch ( or get onto one of the very small number of extended courses with dual registration )

    Most Nurses working in dementia care i nthe UK are either Adult or Mental Health Nurses by primary registration, some may be dual registered and there are some Learning Disabilities Nurses working in Demnetia settings...

    Dementia care spans across from Adult ot Mental Health practice and requires competencies across what is traditionally seen as the divide between Adult and MH practice i.e. you will do a lot more personal care and 'basic Nursing care' in Dementia care settings than in the typical psych setting and do a lot more mental health type stuff ( Mental Capacity Act / best Interests / Deprivation of liberty / 'restraint' ) than you'd do in a typicla 'aduylt ' nursing setting.
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    Hi,

    I am also confused about this. Does this mean that with adult nursing there is no scope to do an honours degree?

    Sorry if I'm being stupid with this but I presumed most courses give the option to continue to Honours?

    Thanks in advance!

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