Can you advise this soon-to-be student nurse?
”I’m not actually a student nurse yet – I’m applying to university right now, and looking at the various programs each one offers. There’s just so much to consider! I know that the broad fields of study are adult, children’s, learning disability, and mental health nursing, which all have different advantages and drawbacks for me.
”I love working with children but it really upsets me to see them in pain; adults don’t upset me as much, but other than that they’re not nearly as much fun to work with.
”I think I would be good at learning disability nursing, but I also think it could get frustrating. And I have some personal experience with mental health issues, so I could definitely relate to my patients in that field – I just don’t know if going into a specialty where I’m constantly surrounded by mentally ill people would be very good for my own.
”My friends have all given me advice, but obviously none of them are nurses, so I’d love to hear from other people who have actually been through this! Which field did you go into and why? Which one does it sound like I should pursue?”
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