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I'm about to start an Adult Nursing degree in September (Dependant on COVID19!), but I'm unsure of what kind on role I should go into after the degree.

I know I can find out on the degree, that's if I even graduate.
I have worked in a couple of care homes and also within a learning disability group. I loved the LD group but really struggled in the care homes.
I'm thinking perhaps maybe I'd like to become a Learning Disability or General Practice nurse, but I was wondering what other jobs I maybe could go into? I wouldn't really like a fast paced area of nursing. Any ideas?
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(Original post by HughMuzzy)
I'm about to start an Adult Nursing degree in September (Dependant on COVID19!), but I'm unsure of what kind on role I should go into after the degree.

I know I can find out on the degree, that's if I even graduate.
I have worked in a couple of care homes and also within a learning disability group. I loved the LD group but really struggled in the care homes.
I'm thinking perhaps maybe I'd like to become a Learning Disability or General Practice nurse, but I was wondering what other jobs I maybe could go into? I wouldn't really like a fast paced area of nursing. Any ideas?
There are a huge amount of roles you can go into as an adult nurse: hospital wards such as general medical or surgical wards, specialist departments such as becoming an A&E nurse, ICU nurse, Women's Health/Gynaecology nurse, trauma & orthopaedic nurse etc. Community roles for adult nurses might involve community/district nursing, General Practice, clinics, walk-in centres etc. There are also roles for adult nurses within prisons and of course the private sector. My friends on Adult field found their community-based placements to be slightly less intense than inpatient settings, but most areas of nursing are fast-paced in their own ways tbf, when dealing with people's health things can change and intensify very quickly, and there are always things that need to be done, people to be seen and such... but I'm a Sept 2020 student MH nurse, going off my knowledge from friends & open days etc... so perhaps any Adult field colleagues can expand on this further.

Most Learning Disability Nursing posts require you to be an RNLD with the Nursing & Midwifery Council (I've just had a quick scroll through NHS Jobs to double check), which is the registration you receive when qualifying from a degree in Learning Disability Nursing... so if you're interested in working as a Learning Disabilities Nurse it may be more worthwhile pursuing an LD Nursing degree rather than Adult? There are post-registration conversion courses that can convert you from RGN to RNLD, but these are quite few and far between
LD Nursing opens up many opportunities for roles within learning disabilities: in individual's homes, community centres, residential centres, prisons, hospitals, mental health settings etc. You can also specialise in fields such as autism spectrum disorders, sensory disability, epilepsy management, special needs education as well as areas like clinical research, teaching, management and so on.
Both fields will give you a huge scope of career prospects and flexibility, it just depends on which field you would prefer to specialise in: treating and supporting individuals with learning disabilities, or treating adults who are sick, injured or have physical disabilities.
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It’s tricky as LD nursing is probably better if you think that’s what you would like to do but adult nursing is better for practice nurse.
I’m sure you can still be practice nurse as LD nurse but feel you would be more rounded as adult.
I say go for the one that gives you biggest scope because you can change your mind and adult probably affords you more flexibility.
It has to be your decision though, go with were your passion lies.
Some more career opportunities as a nurse
Health visitor
School nurse
Research nurse,
Colonoscopy nurse( Nurses can train to do these now)
Forensic nurse in prison/police and in sexual abuse cases.
TB nurse
School Immunisation nurse
Family Nurse practitioner (working teenage parents)
Working in private sector
111 services
Out of hours services
Working for insurance companies
you can train to be an OT nurse
Working on cohort studies
Safeguarding nurse
Managers
Matrons
Scrub nurses
Public health nurse
Advanced nurse practitioner
Self employed doing bottox treatments
And many more specialties
That’s why I want to be a nurse 😊
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