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    I have received an offer to study Adult Nursing at university. However, over the past few months I have been in a dilemma over whether I should study English Literature instead. I keep seeing stories in the news regarding the NHS crisis and the increasing levels of stress nurses are facing. I am much more passionate about English Literature, but a Nursing degree has an almost guaranteed job at the end of it, i'm not sure of the opportunities an English literature degree could bring? Should I contact the university and asked to be withdrawn from Adult Nursing now , or wait until results day?
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    Personally I would absolutely follow your passion.t will always stand you in good stead no matter what you wish to do, if the passion the there it will drive you on when others may fail or cease to continue. I had a passion for science and started studying nursing only to realise my passion was for pure sciences so I left and switched to Biomedical Sciences. I have never once looked back. I truly believe it was the best decision I’ve ever made to go and study what I really wanted. It makes the revision that bit easier! That being said I wouldn’t be put off by stories of a destroyed NHS. We make it work the way we can and yes we are worked very hard and it takes a lot of effort to get through where we are but the NHS is worth fighting for and it still works! (Currently in an NHS laboratory for a years placement) 👍🏼
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    Thank you, that advice was so helpful! I feel worried to completely cut off Nursing because I don't want to regret the decision forever but I really don't think it is for me. The NHS is amazing yes, and it would be rewarding working in it which is partly why I'm so torn about not doing a Nursing degree but I'm not sure I would thrive under the stress levels.
    Thanks again for your help!! ☺️
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    (Original post by lxtte23)
    Thank you, that advice was so helpful! I feel worried to completely cut off Nursing because I don't want to regret the decision forever but I really don't think it is for me. The NHS is amazing yes, and it would be rewarding working in it which is partly why I'm so torn about not doing a Nursing degree but I'm not sure I would thrive under the stress levels.
    Thanks again for your help!! ☺️
    I can only say that if you’re not sure about nursing then the answer is probably a no. It’s a rough degree mentally and you need to have the drive there to get through it. Even though I’m still absolutely obsessed with healthcare and diseases the nursing side of it all was not for me. Now of course there are exceptions and people who aren’t sure about it make it through but nearly always just because they don’t have another option. If you have a stronger passion and drive for literature I would head down that path. Of course I don’t wish to sway you, it’s always about making a balanced decision in light of what you may find about each! You’re doing the right thing. By conducting this sort of research into what may be right, you can hold your head high knowing you tried everything to find out what might be best for you! I hope you enjoy whatever you decide to do!
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