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I have to write my personal statement and I would like to be either a adult nurse or a operational practitioner. However, I'm confused whether they are the same thing or not???

Can someone explain please?
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' Operational Practitioner' do you mean Perioperative Practitioner via the Operating Department Practitioner (ODP) route ...

Perioperative Practitioners in the UK come from two professions - Nurses and ODPs ... most of the RNs in perioperative are Adult Nurses although there are a small but significant numberof RN (Child) especially in centres with a lot of paeds surgery .

if you are sure that perioperative practice ( and perhaps a little bit of Major Trauma and Critical Care ) is where you want to work , look at ODP as the vastest majority of perioperative roles are Open to ODPs ( the exception is Surgical Care (advanced) Practitioners with a ward- based aspect to their role where prescribing is required as ODPs cannot access Prescribing at this time ... )

if you are unsure then consider RN as you can specialise and subspecialise in peri-operative care post registration , although you may find some places do not like having RNs working on the anaesthetic side or limit the numbers of RNs who can obtain the competencies vs scrubbing / first assistance / PACU)
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I would like to be an ODP.
But do I have to be nurse first and then specialise in operations or can I just do a degree to become a ODP??😄


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I would like to be an ODP.
But do I have to be nurse first and then specialise in operations or can I just do a degree to become a ODP??😄


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You don't have to be a nurse to become an ODP.
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Ok tah! I went to an open day and now I understand😊

Thanks for you help!😄


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Ok tah! I went to an open day and now I understand😊

Thanks for you help!😄


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Hi!

Did you enjoy our Open Day? What is it about being an ODP that interests you?

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Nursing personal statement



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