XxAlizaxX
Badges: 18
Rep:
? You'll earn badges for being active around the site. Rep gems come when your posts are rated by other community members.
#1
Report Thread starter 7 months ago
#1
Hi everyone!

My name is Aliza (pronounce Aleeza), and I am in my final year of high school, I am still on the fence on wether i want to do child nursing r learning disability nursing

Any Learning Disability nurses or Child nurses here?

Can yall please give me an insight on what a “learning disability nurse” or “child nurse” does?
Last edited by Pizza_Aliza; 7 months ago
0
reply
Allyson2020
Badges: 13
Rep:
? You'll earn badges for being active around the site. Rep gems come when your posts are rated by other community members.
#2
Report 7 months ago
#2
I'm a very experienced adult nurse.


Learning disability nurses work with those with learning disabilities and make sure they get the necessary help required........

Learning disability nurses work to ensure that the needs of adults and children with learning disabilities are met, helping them to maintain their physical and mental health and supporting them with daily activities. Learning disability nurses help people with learning disabilities to live as independently as possible and may teach them the skills required to find work.

Learning disability nurses are often based in community or supported living settings. Typical responsibilities of the job include:

assessing and planning care requirements
advising about and organising appropriate care, resources or benefits
writing care plans that outline timescales
assisting with basic, practical living skills, such as getting dressed, preparing food and travelling
liaising with relatives, colleagues and other social welfare or healthcare professionals
providing support to relatives

writing records and reports
meeting clients at home or at clinics to discuss progress
organising social activities and holidays for clients in supported living settings
helping to enable clients to have full and independent lives
Typical employers of learning disability nurses
Learning disability nurses may work in a range of settings, including:

The NHS
Residential homes
Social services
Charities
Specialist schools
Prisons
Day centres


===============================================
Children nurses work with new born babies upto age of 16 approximately....

Children's nurses work as part of a multidisciplinary team of professional and medical staff that includes doctors, health visitors, healthcare assistants, hospital play staff, social workers and psychologists. They are sometimes known as paediatric nurses. Typical responsibilities include:

assessing and planning nursing care requirements
providing care before and after operations
monitoring and administering medication, injections and intravenous infusions
treating wounds
taking samples from patients and monitoring their pulse, temperature and blood pressure
checking on the condition of patients
dealing with emergencies
supervising junior staff
organising workloads
tutoring student nurses
obtaining parental consent for treatment
writing records
providing information, emotional support and reassurance to patients and relatives
24-hour shift work is usually a standard requirement of the job. As well as in hospitals, it’s likely that you will be required to work in different settings – such as homes and clinics.

Typical employers
Children's nurses are employed by hospitals, NHS trusts, nursing agencies, health centres, charities/voluntary organisations, schools, private health care organisations, GP practices and residential homes.
1
reply
XxAlizaxX
Badges: 18
Rep:
? You'll earn badges for being active around the site. Rep gems come when your posts are rated by other community members.
#3
Report Thread starter 7 months ago
#3
(Original post by Allyson2020)
I'm a very experienced adult nurse.


Learning disability nurses work with those with learning disabilities and make sure they get the necessary help required........

Learning disability nurses work to ensure that the needs of adults and children with learning disabilities are met, helping them to maintain their physical and mental health and supporting them with daily activities. Learning disability nurses help people with learning disabilities to live as independently as possible and may teach them the skills required to find work.

Learning disability nurses are often based in community or supported living settings. Typical responsibilities of the job include:

assessing and planning care requirements
advising about and organising appropriate care, resources or benefits
writing care plans that outline timescales
assisting with basic, practical living skills, such as getting dressed, preparing food and travelling
liaising with relatives, colleagues and other social welfare or healthcare professionals
providing support to relatives

writing records and reports
meeting clients at home or at clinics to discuss progress
organising social activities and holidays for clients in supported living settings
helping to enable clients to have full and independent lives
Typical employers of learning disability nurses
Learning disability nurses may work in a range of settings, including:

The NHS
Residential homes
Social services
Charities
Specialist schools
Prisons
Day centres


===============================================
Children nurses work with new born babies upto age of 16 approximately....

Children's nurses work as part of a multidisciplinary team of professional and medical staff that includes doctors, health visitors, healthcare assistants, hospital play staff, social workers and psychologists. They are sometimes known as paediatric nurses. Typical responsibilities include:

assessing and planning nursing care requirements
providing care before and after operations
monitoring and administering medication, injections and intravenous infusions
treating wounds
taking samples from patients and monitoring their pulse, temperature and blood pressure
checking on the condition of patients
dealing with emergencies
supervising junior staff
organising workloads
tutoring student nurses
obtaining parental consent for treatment
writing records
providing information, emotional support and reassurance to patients and relatives
24-hour shift work is usually a standard requirement of the job. As well as in hospitals, it’s likely that you will be required to work in different settings – such as homes and clinics.

Typical employers
Children's nurses are employed by hospitals, NHS trusts, nursing agencies, health centres, charities/voluntary organisations, schools, private health care organisations, GP practices and residential homes.
OMG, thank you soooooo much!

This is so helpful!

I think i am leaning more towards a learning disability nurse…
0
reply
Allyson2020
Badges: 13
Rep:
? You'll earn badges for being active around the site. Rep gems come when your posts are rated by other community members.
#4
Report 7 months ago
#4
(Original post by Pizza_Aliza)
OMG, thank you soooooo much!

This is so helpful!

I think i am leaning more towards a learning disability nurse…
You are most welcome.

Don't lean to a nursing field that you may not like as chose your chosen career path carefully in nursing.
Disability nursing can be very hard and demanding and bit physical compare to other fields of nursing.

I'm currently working as a adult nurse working in ICU and transplant wards area and its demanding like others fields.
0
reply
X

Quick Reply

Attached files
Write a reply...
Reply
new posts
Back
to top
Latest
My Feed

See more of what you like on
The Student Room

You can personalise what you see on TSR. Tell us a little about yourself to get started.

Personalise

How did your Edexcel A-level Economics Paper 1 go?

Loved the paper - Feeling positive (36)
15.06%
The paper was reasonable (123)
51.46%
Not feeling great about that exam... (58)
24.27%
It was TERRIBLE (22)
9.21%

Watched Threads

View All