Can you advise this student nurse?
“I have decided that I want to go into nursing, but my aunt is a nurse and said that some of the students she meets are too young and immature. She doesn’t think they should be able to go into it that young anymore.
”I’m not sure if she’s right or not, but it did get me thinking – what’s the rush? I have the grades to get in, but I am only 19 and have no life or work experience whatsoever yet.
“I’ve heard how full-on a nursing degree is and I’m not sure if I would get more from it if I work as a healthcare assistant or in a care home for a year or two (or even any job)?
“Has anyone else taken this route and gone into it a little later? If so, did you find you were at an advantage when studying and on placements because of this, or is it better to just go for it?”