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Wesdly · 12/07/2014 17:14

I've got offers for nursing and also for a masters in social work but I'm struggling to decide which one to go for.

Any help?

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scottishmummy · 13/07/2014 15:16

Fortunate position to be in.Different jobs,do you genuinely not have a preference?
nursing is healthcare focus ,SW is social care focus.they're v. Different
Where do you want career to head,and which course will get you there
What is your work experience to date?what interests you

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Wesdly · 13/07/2014 17:30

At the moment I'm thinking nursing. I can reach the same goals in both and in the same time frame but I can also go further in nursing. I've also found what looks to be the perfect masters course for me which has probably swayed it a bit. I think I can achieve a lot more in nursing and also find it more rewarding.

But social work is something which I have been looking into for about 6 years now and has always been an option for me. I never thought that I would get offered a place to be honest, there were only 24 available. But my place is conditional on me passing a recent exam which I'm about 40% sure I've passed.

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scottishmummy · 13/07/2014 18:54

You'll not reach same goals in two different professions.they're v different routes
The commonality is dealing with vulnerable clients.the practice and day to day isn't same
If your interest is health,well being and treatment interventions then yes chose nursing

Well done on your achievements,nice to be in a fortuitous position

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EyeMyrrhSlapHer · 13/07/2014 19:11

What experience do you have to date??

What are your pros and cons of each professions?

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Madratlady · 13/07/2014 19:23

What are your goals? What are your expectations of each as a career?

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