Questions about nursing

  1. Hello,

    I am looking into starting a PgDip in nursing and have some questions I wonder if someone could answer?

    I'm looking into mental health nursing as my degree is in psychology and that is the field that interests me most, but I was wondering if you'd still count as an RGN at the end of the course, or if you would be solely expected to work within the mental health field? Although I've always had an interest in medicine (I love biology and learning all about the human body), so although mental health is really interesting to me, I've realised that there are 100's if not 1000's of specialisations out there... I'm also interested in endocrinology, neurology... lots of things basically. My first question is basically, is how determined are the courses if you choose to follow a route such as mental health? Would I still be able to convert or pursue another path at a later date or is it better to choose adult nursing and then make a decision about specialisation at a later date?

    Are there any places in the UK that are particularly good to go to for PgDip nursing? Does a qualification from one university have more pull than a qualification from a different one when it comes to applying for jobs?

    What is being a nurse and a student nurse generally like? I'm so excited about this as a prospective career, I just had to find someone to ask about this stuff. Sorry for the essay :S

    Hope to hear from someone soon
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  3. by   Silverdragon102
    If you do mental health training then you will be a mental health nurse so if you want to be an adult general nurse you will be required to do some sort of course, they are usually 18 months long