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    Any child nurses/applicants who can advise me on what Universities would accept as relevent experience? I'm a 38yr old mum of 5, and am looking to apply in September for child nursing. All I have at the moment is my transferable skills from various retail work, and I am a volunteer breastfeeding mother supporter, so help mums who are struggling to breastfeed. I would struggle to get any hospital experience in my local area, but was thinking I might contact my Health visitor and see if I could sit in on a child health clinic! I'm not sure if I'd be allowed or if this would be classed a being sufficient. Any help would be very much appreciated.
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    Any child nurses/applicants who can advise me on what Universities would accept as relevent experience? I'm a 38yr old mum of 5, and am looking to apply in September for child nursing. All I have at the moment is my transferable skills from various retail work, and I am a volunteer breastfeeding mother supporter, so help mums who are struggling to breastfeed. I would struggle to get any hospital experience in my local area, but was thinking I might contact my Health visitor and see if I could sit in on a child health clinic! I'm not sure if I'd be allowed or if this would be classed a being sufficient. Any help would be very much appreciated.
    The web page for the course you are applying for will tell you.

    Work with children i.e nurseries and schools.
    Care work.
    Hospital work and shadowing.
    GP and practice nurse
    Charities dealing with childrens health.
    Teenage chancer trust and hospice.

    Obviously you have experience with your own kids. You are going to have to use your initiative to apply to these places and get some as other people will plus any interview will discuss your experience. It is easier to show your motivation for a career if you have already gone out and done something about it to find how it works.

    https://www.healthcareers.nhs.uk/exp...ldrens-nursing
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    Thanks for your response, the University don't actually specify what they require unfortunately, it just says "applicants should have relevant experience of working with children in either a paid or voluntary capacity. This must not include roles found through friends/family"
    I will probably contact my chosen uni and find out if shadowing the HV would be suitable.
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    Definitely ask the HV, also see if the local Sure Start Centre needs any volunteers. The BF peer support will help the application too, I’m sure.
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    It might also help to get some experience volunteering with children with complex needs. Obviously finding time will be tight with 5 of your own, but maybe a disability sports charity or volunteering at a special school? You might also be able to volunteer to do respite care for disabled/ill children in your area. The BF support is an excellent piece of experience not many other people will have, so I'd be looking for something with older children to show you can work across the whole range.
 
 
 

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