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I have already accepted my offer from UoN to do mental health nursing this year. However I'm beginning to worry about something. When I have told nurses I work with (they are mostly general nurses) they said I should have done adult nursing and then specialised in mental health afterwards, as it will make me a better nurse.

I chose mental health branch as I am more interested in psychological illness and wellbeing. Is it possible to do adult and then specialise, if so then why does mental health branch nursing even exist?
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What they mean is that you would do adult branch, then you would have to get 2nd registration in mental health. You can't just "specialise", you would need to go back to uni to do mental health branch but it would be a shorter course.
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It's ur choice really. It would take much longer to get where u want to me, although u would have the benefits of being qualified in both fields.


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What I mean is, I only want to work in mental health. Not general nursing. So what would be the point in doing adult as well? Is there a benefit?
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What I mean is, I only want to work in mental health. Not general nursing. So what would be the point in doing adult as well? Is there a benefit?
nope! General nursing doesn't really exist any more either. It is either adult, child, mental health or learning disability. If you want to be a mental health nurse, just study mental health.
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What I mean is, I only want to work in mental health. Not general nursing. So what would be the point in doing adult as well? Is there a benefit?
I heard similar things but if you only want to work in mental health, then gaining adults registration first is unnecessary, i m starting mental health nursing in september too
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I heard similar things but if you only want to work in mental health, then gaining adults registration first is unnecessary, i m starting mental health nursing in september too
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I have confirmed my place for MH nursing, however i have emailed the university to release me in order to free up my ability to apply for the adult nursing branch. I have equal interest/experience in both fields, but even when applying for MHN i knew that i was interested in AN, but i ultimately chose MHN. It wasn't until i firmed my offer that i began thinking about career opportunities. Adult is best in my opinion.

As i only used 4 places on my ucas application, i am unable to go through extra, so i am now having to wait until July 2 in order to apply to the same university, for adult nursing, through clearing. Some uni's will amend your application, others want a new application submitted :/

So, at present, i have no offers O_O

I do hope that i get in through clearing, admissions were lovely and advised that i should

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I have confirmed my place for MH nursing, however i have emailed the university to release me in order to free up my ability to apply for the adult nursing branch. I have equal interest/experience in both fields, but even when applying for MHN i knew that i was interested in AN, but i ultimately chose MHN. It wasn't until i firmed my offer that i began thinking about career opportunities. Adult is best in my opinion.

As i only used 4 places on my ucas application, i am unable to go through extra, so i am now having to wait until July 2 in order to apply to the same university, for adult nursing, through clearing. Some uni's will amend your application, others want a new application submitted :/

So, at present, i have no offers O_O

I do hope that i get in through clearing, admissions were lovely and advised that i should

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Good luck to you, lovely! Keep on trying.
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