The average person has a tendency to label ‘nursing’ as a singular, ubiquitous job when the reality is quite different. There is a wide range of nursing positions each requiring varying types and levels of expertise. The nursing skills required to treat in an emergency ward differ quite a bit from a nursing position in a childcare facility, for instance. Senior positions, of course, require a blend of high-level nursing qualifications and experience and training in management skills.
Nursing is actually a highly specialised field, that focuses on one of four areas of care: adults, children, learning disability and mental health. During the early portions of studying to become a nurse, your degree will touch upon all four areas before you will be required to specialise in one of them, which is the system put in place to ensure you know what you’re getting into.
After you’ve gotten your Nursing Bachelor’s degree and have put a few years of nursing experience under your belt, you may want to consider investing your time in obtaining a masters degree in nursing. This will give you a fast-track to higher level nursing positions, including leadership roles.