Being on a nursing course means that you return to university a week earlier than other students. I came back to Plymouth very early in September due to my course, and also so I could get a few rugby games in before the university rugby season starts.Read More
BSc (Hons) Nursing (Child Health)
Late during the summer term last year, I was invited to represent Plymouth University at the Florence Nightingale Conference in St Thomas’s Hospital, London. It was a great experience to meet other student nurses, alongside many members of the nursing field who are highly regarded across our profession.Read More
Easter time in the second year of my course was the most challenging time I have ever had throughout my years in education. We had been set two assignments and three exams in the space of three weeks.Read More
Being a student nurse of child health means that you are on placement until mid-July, this means you spend a lot longer in Plymouth than the ‘usual’ student. Having now done this for two years, I have found it quite enjoyable as Plymouth on a hot sunny day is the best place to be in the UK.Read More
After a double varsity win with both the 1st team and 2nd team against Marjon, and Plymouth University claiming overall victory, the rugby season in university dies off. Training goes down to once a week until the Easter holidays start.Read More
On the child health nursing course sometimes the theory can be a bit of a paper over load as we are only in university for 12 weeks, then back out on placement. Throughout our course we have clinical skills sessions in which we are able to put our theory into practice simulation environments with our lecturers.Read More
The day of Varsity was finally upon us. A month’s preparation has gone into this day, with three weeks of alcohol ban, eight fitness sessions starting at 7:30am, and 15 skills sessions.
Our match was played at Plymstock Albion Oaks RFC. I was picked to start the 2nd’s varsity game against Marjon’s 2nd team.Read More
At the end of January, Varsity squads are announced and from that point onwards the training intensifies and Varsity becomes the main focus.
I was picked in the 2nd team preliminary Varsity squad to play Marjon’s 2nd team. I am very excited about the prospect about playing Varsity again and feel very lucky to have been given the opportunity to play again in this fixture.Read More
From my interview when I walked past Astor House, I always liked the look of the halls. The day after my interview I asked for a look round them and thought it was definitely the best place for me to stay...Read More
Before Christmas I was on placement again so I was very busy as my placement was in Torbay I was travelling every shift to Torbay by train. This travelling back and forth to work is very draining but I am glad I have done it as it’s a very important learning experience.Read More
When I received my results last August I was really pleased with what I had got. However, I had an email from my firm choice university that I hadn’t obtained the results to get in. They had changed my offer to attend on a deferred entry for September 2017. This for me was not an option as I felt very much ready to go to university. After going home and talking to my father about this, I came to the conclusion to give clearing a go...Read More
After we finished our first assignment came something that we had all been waiting for as we had our taster week on placement. This involved us going to the area that we would have our first placement, but initially for just a week.
My first placement was up on the Assessment Unit. This is an acute ward area where patients as assessed to see whether they stay in hospital or go home.Read More
The first assignment we did on the child nursing course was called 'Ways of Knowing'. This assignment was a great way to start university as it incorporated many topics that introduced us to university life.Read More
When you come to university the social life of university students it is talked a lot about. There are lots of sports and societies available at Plymouth University and as I have said before, it is good to join a club when coming to university as it is also good to make friends on your course.Read More