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    I don't want to go to university. I can't cope with the amount of stress for waiting for offers. I feel that it would be pointless. I want to become a nurse, is there any other way I can become one? Or even become someone else that is caring for people, councilor, care worker etc. Do I need a university degree?
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    It's not possible to become a registered nurse without a degree in nursing i'm afraid! What i can suggest is get some work experience, so find some jobs in the healthcare sector, and you may find after a year or so, you'll be ready to take on the stress that comes with the application process. Waiting for offers is not too stressful, if anything it's an exciting experience good luck.
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    Care work you can walk into, pretty much.
    My partner's hours were 7am til 10/11pm daily, but only got paid for the time she was in with clients.
    You could probably get better fixed hours if you went into a care home, but then you're dealing with a lot of end of life people.

    At least with nursing you'd be expecting the majority to get better.
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    Hey,
    You say you can't cope with the amount of stress for waiting for offers. Don't worry about that!
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    I got declined from my first choice university though
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    I got declined from my first choice university though
    Did you get any feedback as to why you were declined. We all hit obstacles in life, but you have to decide whether you want to try again because its worth it.
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    honestly the stress of waiting for offers is such a small thing compared to the three years of degree! even if you go to your 5th choice in the end you will have a good time and if you're going something like nursing you will still get a job at the end of it (and once you've been working a few years your university will matter less)

    as for what you said, you need a degree to do nursing or counselling... you don't need a degree for care work, but be aware of what you're walking into their in terms of a long term career, the only progression would be to sit behind a desk, pay is generally very low, hours are unsociable (although this applies to nursing too!), and the work is difficult and you are under a lot of pressure

    if you're really not convinced about university you could try taking a year or two out and doing something like care work then deciding what you want to do going forwards?
 
 
 
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