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i am really confused whether i should study nursing or psychology. which one has better job prospects? i see nursing will provide a stable career and i wont have to struggle a lot.
can anyone brief me on these career paths? also, can i work as trainee nurse after studying psychology? i saw someone on linkedin who was working as a nurse but had studied psychology.
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Yes you can work as a nurse after studying Psychology. For nursing is hourly based and you need to work a certain amount of hours. For psychology it relies on what area you want to go into and its has a annum salary. its differetiates from new and experienceed people.
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Yes you can work as a nurse after studying Psychology. For nursing is hourly based and you need to work a certain amount of hours. For psychology it relies on what area you want to go into and its has a annum salary. its differetiates from new and experienceed people.
Would you recommend studying nursing tho? Is it too exhausting?
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I reccommend that you do study so you can be more flexible. With a degree/certificate you can do lots but if you want to work straoght you can do apprenticeships in nursing
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Nursing has a better job security and if you do it as a course in uni no matter where you do it everyone gets the same certificate and you go onto work directly , with psychology the issue is that you would want to attend a good university this is because it will be competitive in terms of getting a job but the degree itself is very flexible so its up to you x
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Yes you can work as a nurse after studying Psychology.
This is completely false. You can only work as a nurse if you are registered with the NMC, who you can only register with if you have a nursing degree.

OP can still do a nursing degree after a psychology degree.
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(Original post by gruzenka)
i am really confused whether i should study nursing or psychology. which one has better job prospects? i see nursing will provide a stable career and i wont have to struggle a lot.
can anyone brief me on these career paths? also, can i work as trainee nurse after studying psychology? i saw someone on linkedin who was working as a nurse but had studied psychology.
Can you be a nurse with psychology degree .......

As care and people skills are central to nursing, you may also find a social science useful. Depending on your specialism, other qualifications may be handy. For example , psychology could be useful if you want to be a mental health nurse or any other nurse as use this degree to assist you in gaining entry to a nursing degree.


Is psychology a good class for a nursing degree........

Many specialized nursing careers require an even deeper knowledge of human psychology. If you are looking to pursue areas of nursing in which you interact mainly with patients struggling with mental illness, addiction, or other serious disorders, psychology is a helpful and key component of your training.

I would do pyshology first and then apply for a nursing degree ( whatever one you want to do - adult/children ). As the pyshology degree will be very useful in understanding the mental health side of nursing as I used this for going onto doing a midwifing degree and yes I found this being very useful with patients I deal with who may have mental health issues rather than having to try and get a mental health nurse as I have the necessary training, so it won't go to waist by doing this first if you prefer to do it this way.

If not then pick a nursing degree course you'll be happy in doing over the next 3 years.

(Original post by Emily_B)
This is completely false. You can only work as a nurse if you are registered with the NMC, who you can only register with if you have a nursing degree.

OP can still do a nursing degree after a psychology degree.
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Can you be a nurse with psychology degree .......

As care and people skills are central to nursing, you may also find a social science useful. Depending on your specialism, other qualifications may be handy. For example , psychology could be useful if you want to be a mental health nurse or any other nurse as use this degree to assist you in gaining entry to a nursing degree.


Is psychology a good class for a nursing degree........

Many specialized nursing careers require an even deeper knowledge of human psychology. If you are looking to pursue areas of nursing in which you interact mainly with patients struggling with mental illness, addiction, or other serious disorders, psychology is a helpful and key component of your training.

I would do pyshology first and then apply for a nursing degree ( whatever one you want to do - adult/children ). As the pyshology degree will be very useful in understanding the mental health side of nursing as I used this for going onto doing a midwifing degree and yes I found this being very useful with patients I deal with who may have mental health issues rather than having to try and get a mental health nurse as I have the necessary training, so it won't go to waist by doing this first if you prefer to do it this way.

If not then pick a nursing degree course you'll be happy in doing over the next 3 years.
Thank you so much!!!! <3
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I did psychology and found it hard to get a job. I have had people tell me psychology is a useless degree. My opinion is that you study nursing. Nursing will give you a career straight away.
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Thank you so much!!!! <3
You are welcome ok...

Do what you feel best you wish to do okay as it's only you who can decide this..
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If you want a job at the end, study nursing.
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