A midwives role includes caring for women at their most vulnerable time and need to give them the best care that they can get from any professionals, this includes care through the whole pregnancy (before labour, during labour, and after birth) the midwives, will also be able to do some basic checks on the new born baby and therefor if there are any concerns they can access support from another health professional. Midwives need to be able to work within a team so that the correct care is being given to the patient. Midwives can work in many different sectors depending on where the birth is taking place. For example, a hospital or home birth. First time mothers will need support from midwives so that they are aware of the most effective methods to care for their child, for example with breast feeding, and general care. Finally midwives are able to offer specialist support with issues regarding miscarriages, termination, stillbirth, or neonatal death. A midwife will normally need 5 GCSE’s at C grade and above, as well as 3 A-levels or a higher education qualification, such as a BTEC. Although there is a shortage for midwives, it is very competitive to get a place on a midwifery degree. When on a midwifery degree, the student will study continuously for 3 years and then at the end of the 3 years at university they will be a registered midwife, and will be able to continue their long career as a midwife, maybe looking into the ways that they can progress, possibly through management, specializing in certain areas within midwifery, for example being a community midwife. All nurses and midwifes need to be registered with the Nursing and Midwifery council (NMC).Trained nurses have the option to do a shortened midwifery degree, which is 18 months. This is because the nurse has already learnt some needed skills that are needed in nursing and midwifery. For example, effective communicate, dispensing medication to patients, having an understanding mind to all patients. This will then mean that the pre-registered nurse will be more advanced than the other training midwives. All applicants who want to do a midwifery degree (as well as any health care course) will need to have a criminal conviction check, and DBS check to ensure that they are safe to work with the vulnerable patients. If the individual has had criminal convictions of any kind in the past this could affect their chances of being accepted. Any individual that is applying for a midwifery degree at university will need to show they are competent, caring, and compassionate, have effective communication skills, courageous, and committed. These skills are essential to all health care professionals. Nurse: Nurses have the responsibility to make life-and-death decisions, educate patients on preventative care and administrating treatments. Nurses will need to be able to take control of team and be able to lead and ensure that patients are being cared for tin the most effective way, so that they remain healthy. A normal day in the life of a nurse is busy and very diverse; nurses can work in a many different environments, such as hospitals, GP surgeries, clinics, residential homes, occupational health services, voluntary organisations, the pharmaceutical industry, or possibly the military. Before an individual decides they want to become a nurse they need to decide what sector of nursing they want to specialize in, and do their degree in at university. The four fields of nursing are: • Adult nursing,• Children’s nursing,• Learning disability nursing,• Mental health nursingHowever, some universities allow students to study in more than one field of nursing. Once a nurse is qualified they will be able to work as a nurse anywhere in the UK and possibly internationally. All nurses and midwifes need to be registered with the Nursing and Midwifery council (NMC).The entry requirements for a nursing degree can vary depending on the university that the individual is applying for, but usually the individual will need 5 GCSE’s A-C grade including English, Maths, and Science, and 3 A levels, or the equivalent Level 3 BTEC. All applicants who want to do a nursing degree (as well as any health care course) will need to have a criminal conviction check, and DBS check to ensure that they are safe to work with the vulnerable patients. If the individual has had criminal convictions of any kind in the past this could affect their chances of being accepted. After a student nurse finishes training, they will be a fully qualified nurse and will be able to get a nursing job throughout the world; nurses are very skilful and have lots of knowledge for the care of all vulnerable patients. The nurse will need to apply for nursing jobs that they are interested in, after they finish their degree, some nurses might even continue with education and do a master’s degree, or train to become a trained midwife. Some midwives might decide to specialise in areas that interest them within nursing, for example, intensive care, health visiting or occupational health nursing. Any individual that is applying for a nursing degree at university will need to show they are competent, caring, and compassionate, have effective communication skills, courageous, and committed. These skills are essential to all health care professionals.
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