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Hey,

Just wondering if anyone has switched from adult nursing to child nursing? Just cause i've got conditional offers for an honours in adult nursing, but i did some additional placement hours for my current foundation degree on a childrens ward and loved it. So i think i may be prefer child to adult but i'm so conflicted.

Any advice?
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Hey,

Just wondering if anyone has switched from adult nursing to child nursing? Just cause i've got conditional offers for an honours in adult nursing, but i did some additional placement hours for my current foundation degree on a childrens ward and loved it. So i think i may be prefer child to adult but i'm so conflicted.

Any advice?
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Adult nursing has a vast field of areas to chose from for specialised jobs and more in demand to, we'll always needing more adult nurses than any other nurse sector.

You got choice of being a adult nurse or children nurse.
If you want to work with children then go for children nursing but if you want to do adult nursing go for this with the bigger choice to work in.
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Hey,

Just wondering if anyone has switched from adult nursing to child nursing? Just cause i've got conditional offers for an honours in adult nursing, but i did some additional placement hours for my current foundation degree on a childrens ward and loved it. So i think i may be prefer child to adult but i'm so conflicted.

Any advice?
Why are you so conflicted?
I agree with Tracey that there will always be a higher demand for adult nurses. It's also easier to convert from adult to children's nursing once qualified.
Saying that, please don't pursue a field of nursing you're not that interested in just for the sake of it/because you have an offer. Please pursue the field you're interested in as that's the field you'll be able to do the best in.
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Why are you so conflicted?
I agree with Tracey that there will always be a higher demand for adult nurses. It's also easier to convert from adult to children's nursing once qualified.
Saying that, please don't pursue a field of nursing you're not that interested in just for the sake of it/because you have an offer. Please pursue the field you're interested in as that's the field you'll be able to do the best in.
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Emily_B

Adult nursing has a vast field of areas to chose from for specialised jobs and more in demand to, we'll always needing more adult nurses than any other nurse sector.

You got choice of being a adult nurse or children nurse.
If you want to work with children then go for children nursing but if you want to do adult nursing go for this with the bigger choice to work in.
I completely agree, the nhs definitely needs more nurses. I've been employed in the nhs for the last 3 years, so I'm fully aware of how much it is needed and the different specialisisms there are.


I am conflicted because the nursing associate degree I am doing at the moment includeds both adult and child in the modules, so I have learnt about both strands of nursing. I've worked with adults/elderly for 3 years and I know I enjoy it and would love being an adult nursing. However I never thought Id be any good at children's nursing till this past week. I don't want to have to retrain after as I would've already been in uni for 5 years after qualifying as a nurse, regardless of the strand. And I'll be 27 at that point and want to be focusing on work and my family.
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