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Hello. Since the start of year 12 I have been set on doing psychology at uni, my application and reference are all ready but I’ve asked my school to hold off sending it off because I’m having a last minute change of heart.

My plan was to do BSc psych and then an MSc in mental health nursing( but my plans might have changed by the end of my degree) but now I am thinking maybe I should just do a BSc in MHN. Does anyone have any ideas how I can combine my psych personal statement with a MHN one so I can apply for both to keep my options open without making my psych too mental health focussed.

Also anyone who is doing either degree who has advice on what either are like would be useful too

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(Original post by Gemmakerridge1)
Hello. Since the start of year 12 I have been set on doing psychology at uni, my application and reference are all ready but I’ve asked my school to hold off sending it off because I’m having a last minute change of heart.

My plan was to do BSc psych and then an MSc in mental health nursing( but my plans might have changed by the end of my degree) but now I am thinking maybe I should just do a BSc in MHN. Does anyone have any ideas how I can combine my psych personal statement with a MHN one so I can apply for both to keep my options open without making my psych too mental health focussed.

Also anyone who is doing either degree who has advice on what either are like would be useful too

Thanks
I don't have a degree in either, however, I am currently doing a research internship working with a psychiatry professor, psychologists, PhD's, etc as part of an intellectual disabilities research group( at a Scottish University) and have also recently applied through UCAS to study undergraduate medicine. I have done quite a lot of medical work experience across a broad range of specialities including neuropsychiatry and done volunteering working with people with a dementia diagnosis and more recently Autism.

I personally think that you could try and bring out the caring aspect of both professions ( a good possible link) and overlapping skills needed in order to avoid it being purely mental health focussed. Both mental health nurses and most psychologists work with patients that are often vulnerable which requires good communication skills and patience. Also very important skills to have working with patients is compassion and empathy, the ability to build up rapport and trust with patients as many patients require long term care or repeat visits,etc.

I hope this is at least a bit helpful.

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