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    Hello everyone!

    I am a recent graduate in English Language and Linguistics and am a trained English as a Foreign Language teacher with a Cambridge CELTA qualification. I teach English in my spare time as there aren't any jobs here in England and I cannot go abroad to teach just yet, however, I am quite happy just teaching on the side

    As well as teaching, I work full time as a Health Care Assistant in a nursing home. I have not been working here long but it has reignited that teenage 'I want to be a nurse!' thing again. I was told that I was never smart enough to be a nurse so I never even bothered to do it. However, looking at the entry requirements for graduates entering nursing, they all take a minimum of 2:1 which is perfect.

    Now, I have a strong interest in mental health and psychology. There was a lot of psychology involved in my linguistics degree and I loved it! I currently work with residents who have dementia, some of them are more challenging than others.

    Could anyone give me a little more info about both of the courses and what I can go in to?

    I am thinking of maybe doing Adult Nursing so it is kept very broad, however I have a strong interest in psychology and behaviour so to study Mental Health Nursing seems more logical.

    Help a confused future-nurse-to-be out, please?
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    Hi! Have you decided what to do yet? I have a first class degree in psychology and am just finishing up a masters in psychology. I've decided I want to do nursing and I was also thinking of doing mental health nursing as it seemed more logical.

    However I currently work in an acute hospital on a neurology ward and all of my nurse colleagues have said that I should do adult first and then do mental health afterwards as like a top up. They said the opportunities available to you are much wider if you have the physical health stuff as well.
 
 
 
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