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I would really love some help on this - I was given the advice to apply for adult nursing so I would be more employable, have a better learning foundation and then be able to pick a paediatric speciality to work alongside children (which is what I want to do) and now I am scared that I won’t be able to do so? I don’t particularly want to take a conversion course as I am already going to university quite late, and don’t want to stay behind another 2 years, I just want to be able to work and start my life. So I was wondering if anyone was able to help me - should I switch to child nursing or is adult nursing and then peds speciality the right way to go?
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If you're adult trained, you're only more employable for adult trained/registered jobs and only have a better learning foundation in adult environments. If you want to work in paediatrics, being adult trained gives you a significantly worse learning foundation and makes you less employable as you don't have that exposure to and learning of working with children which is a completely different thing to treating adults - children are certainly not just small adults!
If you want to work in paediatrics, change to children's nursing.
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If you're adult trained, you're only more employable for adult trained/registered jobs and only have a better learning foundation in adult environments. If you want to work in paediatrics, being adult trained gives you a significantly worse learning foundation and makes you less employable as you don't have that exposure to and learning of working with children which is a completely different thing to treating adults - children are certainly not just small adults!
If you want to work in paediatrics, change to children's nursing.
Clearly I received the wrong advice, so I’m glad I asked - thank you so much.
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(Original post by rmachadox)
Clearly I received the wrong advice, so I’m glad I asked - thank you so much.
I don't know where your original advice came from, but whichever field you want to do then that's the best one to do
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