which is better adult nursing or childrens nursing Watch

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i am interested in nursing and cant choose between adults or childrens nursing which is more employable and has more opportunites and because i want to do an acccess course i need maths english and science to study childrens nursing while its just english and maths for adult nursing please help.
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Neither is better, it's more about what's better for you.

There are more adults, so more adult wards, so more nurses needed on those wards. Therefore adult nursing courses tend to have larger intakes.

You need to do some more research and make a choice.
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Neither is better, it's more about what's better for you.

There are more adults, so more adult wards, so more nurses needed on those wards. Therefore adult nursing courses tend to have larger intakes.

You need to do some more research and make a choice.
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It really does just depend on your preferences and which branch you think you'd enjoy the most and excel in. Generally there are more Adult Nurse places/jobs available because, as someone has already mentioned, there are more adults therefore more people requiring care are adults so more adult nurses are needed although if you do decide that you really want to go into children's nursing, don't let this put you off. You definitely need to do a lot of research into both of the courses and roles before making a decision so that you can be confident that it's the right one for you. Why don't you try getting some work experience in both fields? It doesn't have to be in a hospital setting - you could try a nursing home and perhaps volunteer with Rainbows or Brownies or something. I personally found that this really helped to confirm my decision to apply for adult nursing, as I'd experienced working with both adults and children so could compare my experience of the two. Hope this helps :-).
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(Original post by glamourprincess)
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i am interested in nursing and cant choose between adults or childrens nursing which is more employable and has more opportunites and because i want to do an acccess course i need maths english and science to study childrens nursing while its just english and maths for adult nursing please help.
I would advise you to choose a branch that you are really passionate about, so you can perform to your best ability.

Generally, Adult Nursing has more employability and opportunities. (See two above comments for reasons why)

Also to add on to that, as adults get older, their immune system becomes weaker which means they are more likely to be unwell, less participation in physical activities to stay fit, many would have poor diets and prone to have more diseases.

Whereas, I think that Child Nursing would have less because most children are generally in good health as they are growing, have good immune system, getting involved in physical activities that keeps them fit and receiving the right nutritional balance.

Science would be useful as we learn about Anatomy and Physiology in nursing as well. So, I think Maths, English and Science are important to have as well as having an access course qualification.

Either way, neither is better than each other.

You just have to choose which branch is best suited for you.

Research!

Good luck x


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[QUOTE=babyshawte;61492277]I would advise you to choose a branch that you are really passionate about, so you can perform to your best ability.

Generally, Adult Nursing has more employability and opportunities. (See two above comments for reasons why)

Also to add on to that, as adults get older, their immune system becomes weaker which means they are more likely to be unwell, less participation in physical activities to stay fit, many would have poor diets and prone to have more diseases.

Whereas, I think that Child Nursing would have less because most children are generally in good health as they are growing, have good immune system, getting involved in physical activities that keeps them fit and receiving the right nutritional balance.

Science would be useful as we learn about Anatomy and Physiology in nursing as well. So, I think Maths, English and Science are important to have as well as having an access course qualification.

Either way, neither is better than each other.

You just have to choose which branch is best suited for you.

Research!

Good luck x


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Thank you babyshawte
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It really does just depend on your preferences and which branch you think you'd enjoy the most and excel in. Generally there are more Adult Nurse places/jobs available because, as someone has already mentioned, there are more adults therefore more people requiring care are adults so more adult nurses are needed although if you do decide that you really want to go into children's nursing, don't let this put you off. You definitely need to do a lot of research into both of the courses and roles before making a decision so that you can be confident that it's the right one for you. Why don't you try getting some work experience in both fields? It doesn't have to be in a hospital setting - you could try a nursing home and perhaps volunteer with Rainbows or Brownies or something. I personally found that this really helped to confirm my decision to apply for adult nursing, as I'd experienced working with both adults and children so could compare my experience of the two. Hope this helps :-).
Thanks for your help twisted log 1
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(Original post by babyshawte)
I would advise you to choose a branch that you are really passionate about, so you can perform to your best ability.

Generally, Adult Nursing has more employability and opportunities. (See two above comments for reasons why)

Also to add on to that, as adults get older, their immune system becomes weaker which means they are more likely to be unwell, less participation in physical activities to stay fit, many would have poor diets and prone to have more diseases.

Whereas, I think that Child Nursing would have less because most children are generally in good health as they are growing, have good immune system, getting involved in physical activities that keeps them fit and receiving the right nutritional balance.

Science would be useful as we learn about Anatomy and Physiology in nursing as well. So, I think Maths, English and Science are important to have as well as having an access course qualification.

Either way, neither is better than each other.

You just have to choose which branch is best suited for you.

Research!

Good luck x


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There are lots of opportunities in children's nursing. There are many varied syndromes that adult nurses will never get to see because unfortunately children don't live long enough to be treated by adult nurses. Babies and small children have developing immune systems therefore are more prone to infection. Children suffer from the same diseases that adults do but may have fewer co-morbidities. Children's physiology allows them to cope with trauma, illness for longer but can deteriorate very quickly.
There are fewer ill children than adults but then there are fewer child nurse training places to reflect that.
The only main difference is that a children's nursing degree is not generally recognised abroad because a lot of countries don't run paeds specific degrees.
Children's nursing is family centred, you are always being watched by parents and you are always supporting them whilst looking after the person most precious to them.
Children wards are fun places even with very sick children.
As above, try and get some experience with both and make your choice.
Good luck!
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There are lots of opportunities in children's nursing. There are many varied syndromes that adult nurses will never get to see because unfortunately children don't live long enough to be treated by adult nurses. Babies and small children have developing immune systems therefore are more prone to infection. Children suffer from the same diseases that adults do but may have fewer co-morbidities. Children's physiology allows them to cope with trauma, illness for longer but can deteriorate very quickly.
There are fewer ill children than adults but then there are fewer child nurse training places to reflect that.
The only main difference is that a children's nursing degree is not generally recognised abroad because a lot of countries don't run paeds specific degrees.
Children's nursing is family centred, you are always being watched by parents and you are always supporting them whilst looking after the person most precious to them.
Children wards are fun places even with very sick children.
As above, try and get some experience with both and make your choice.
Good luck!
Thanks lilibet
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(Original post by lilibet01)
There are lots of opportunities in children's nursing. There are many varied syndromes that adult nurses will never get to see because unfortunately children don't live long enough to be treated by adult nurses. Babies and small children have developing immune systems therefore are more prone to infection. Children suffer from the same diseases that adults do but may have fewer co-morbidities. Children's physiology allows them to cope with trauma, illness for longer but can deteriorate very quickly.
There are fewer ill children than adults but then there are fewer child nurse training places to reflect that.
The only main difference is that a children's nursing degree is not generally recognised abroad because a lot of countries don't run paeds specific degrees.
Children's nursing is family centred, you are always being watched by parents and you are always supporting them whilst looking after the person most precious to them.
Children wards are fun places even with very sick children.
As above, try and get some experience with both and make your choice.
Good luck!
I actually learned something new from you.

Thanks for that


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Your preference, I prefer adults as I can not tolerate children.
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