Can you advise this student nurse?
I really enjoyed my community placement and I’m upset that it’s unlikely I will have another in the rest of my training. The placement left a large impression on me and I would really like to go straight into community nursing once I qualify. However, I have asked various other nurses if they think it’s a good idea to go into the community and nearly all of them have said no?
Most nurses, particularly those in an acute setting have said it would be better for me to start off my first years post-registration in a hospital to “build up my skills” but I personally think I’d be able to do that in the community as well.
I am really confused on what the best option is. Is it any more beneficial to start off in a hospital than in the community? Will this massively impact my career progression?