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Whether to go for adult nursing or child nursing

I can't decide whether to study adult or Child Nursing did anyone else have this problem and what helped you decide?
Original post by elzS24
I can't decide whether to study adult or Child Nursing did anyone else have this problem and what helped you decide?


Why do you want to study adult nursing?
Why do you want to study child nursing?

It comes down to: do you want to look after adults or children in their physical health?
"Adult Nursing opens more opportunities" is really not the reason to do adult nursing if you actually want to look after children. There are plenty of opportunities in children's nursing, more so if you're prepared to aim for places with specialist children's hospitals (ie Alder Hey, Manchester Children's, Birmingham Children's).
Or... you could do 4 year pre-reg MSc dual registration adult & children's nursing if you're really that undecided and want to look after all age ranges.
(edited 1 year ago)
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Original post by elzS24
I can't decide whether to study adult or Child Nursing did anyone else have this problem and what helped you decide?


Hi! not sure if you’ve made up your mind yet. but firstly you need to think about the obvious question. do you want to work with children (0-17) or adults (18+)

you need to take into consideration that both have pros and cons. some may say adults can be far more bossy, angry, rude, heavier manual handling involved, and some may say it’s difficult to assess children’s pain levels and may be harder to communicate with them, some may be fussy and make it difficult to carry out clinical skills.

there is a wide range of children nurse opportunities as well as adult. so don’t be discouraged!

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