I am applying for child nursing, but im worried about career opportunities once i have graduated. Child nursing is what i want to do but i feel there aren't many jobs around, So i am considering adult nursing as there are many more opportunities. Anyone here know if there are routes of working with children once becoming adult nurse or think it would be best to stick as child nurse?
Or if anyone has graduated as child nurse and can advise me on careers after - if there are jobs around or is it tough!?
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- Thread Starter
- 08-11-2015 21:12
- 10-11-2015 11:09
If you want to be a children's nurse, stick with it. There are fewer places because there are fewer jobs, but then there are fewer applicants. Everyone in the cohort above me got jobs before they had graduated and several were choosing between two, so there is a real need for children's nurses. As to where you can end up is up to you. 80% of patients with 'syndromes' are children. Sadly they don't always survive long enough to enter adult services, but there are lots of opportunities in paeds. The only thing that you can't do at the moment is work abroad because a lot of countries don't recognise the degree. Those are the countries that don't specialise into branches like we do here, you train to be a nurse and that's it. There are some adult trained nurses working with children but I suspect that is going to be less of a pathway because of the change in 2013 to degree only and branch specific degrees.
Post this thread on the nursing forum and you'll hopefully get more replies.
PaediatricSN has just qualified and I'm sure he'll give you some good advice.
- Thread Starter
- 15-11-2015 14:55
Thanks so much! That helps a lot x