Can i become a children's nurse but study adult nursing?

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I currently am going into first year of adult nursing but I would also like to work with children. Would I be able to be a nurse who works in childrens if I did the Nursing Masters course which I initially plan to hopefully do. I'm also interested in becoming a nurse practitioner because I'm really interested in the science and would like to be able to help patients in a greater wider variety of ways. Would NPs who recieved masters in adult nursing be able to work with children in the future or do I still have to do the 3 years childrens nursing course?
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(Original post by mumuluver)
I currently am going into first year of adult nursing but I would also like to work with children. Would I be able to be a nurse who works in childrens if I did the Nursing Masters course which I initially plan to hopefully do. I'm also interested in becoming a nurse practitioner because I'm really interested in the science and would like to be able to help patients in a greater wider variety of ways. Would NPs who recieved masters in adult nursing be able to work with children in the future or do I still have to do the 3 years childrens nursing course?
Yes, there’s a 18 month conversion course to transfer from adult nurse to children’s nurse.
This only apply’s if you study adult nurse, you can also convert it to midwifery.
But to be honest in my opinion, there isn’t much children nurse job opportunity, as in the children nursing course doesn’t have a broad range compared to adult nurses that can work in many different areas.
I’ve also heard that adult nurses get paid slightly higher and it’s easier to get to a higher band. Everyone starts at a band 5.
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I would agree it appears there are not as many children nurse jobs, however all the children nurses I know who then went and did one year training as specialist public health nurse( health visitor) that’s a band 6 straight away after completion.
You get paid to do your SCPHN training at a 5 but half way up bands.
Then a lot of them have gone on to specialise.
1 works in 111 and gets £45/ hr bank hols, she also can work from home if needed.
Another has gone to SARC to do examinations on children who have suffered sexual abuse ( not that nice but someone had to provide caring compassionate exams.) she is a band 7 equivalent.only child branch trained nurses can do her job. You can do as adult but your practice needs to be supervised with children.
You can also train to be a specialist in different areas of paediatric care.
Yes it is not as flexible in some areas but there are lots of fantastic opportunities in children’s nursing.
Additionally,you can still go straight into GP practice from qualifying now too.
They have RCN approved 2 day courses for PN.
Some countries won’t take children’s trained nurses but I would not want to live in Trump
county anyway 😂
Mind you, if you do both you will have best of both worlds.
Have heard it is hard to get funding for conversion courses.
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I currently am going into first year of adult nursing but I would also like to work with children. Would I be able to be a nurse who works in childrens if I did the Nursing Masters course which I initially plan to hopefully do. I'm also interested in becoming a nurse practitioner because I'm really interested in the science and would like to be able to help patients in a greater wider variety of ways. Would NPs who recieved masters in adult nursing be able to work with children in the future or do I still have to do the 3 years childrens nursing course?
I think you can still work with children anyway.
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