The European Network of Nursing in Higher Education (ENNE) brings together 14 European countries and is most famous for its annual intensive programme (IP). Each year, it’s hosted by a different member country. Last year it was Spain, this year it was Finland, and next year it will be Hungary.Read More
BSc (Hons) Nursing (Mental Health)
If there’s one thing you can guarantee in studying nursing, it’s variety! For this post, I wanted to show you the sorts of things that student nurses do on a typical day.
I started the day with breakaway training. Student nurses have a lot of mandatory training to complete, and breakaway teaches us how to protect ourselves if somebody starts behaving aggressively. It’s a lot of fun, potentially lifesaving and totally exhausting!Read More
Extracurricular activities are as much a part of university life as going to class and socialising. The Plymouth Award is designed to recognise extracurricular achievements across five areas: personal health and wellbeing, working life, volunteering, cultural and social awareness, and supporting the University community. It rewards things you’ve already done, and drives you to achieve more and go further. You receive your award at graduation, and it looks great on the CV.Read More
Open Days at the University of Plymouth are a fantastic way to see the campus, meet the staff and ask those unusual questions. I attended the Open Day on Saturday 29th September with several faculty members to promote mental health nursing and answer questions from hopeful applicants and nervous parents. I really recommend attending an Open Day, but if you can’t, I’ve collected some questions from the day, with answers from the staff and students who were there:Read More
I had always wanted to work in mental health, but I didn’t even know that mental health nursing existed – I thought nurses were nurses and that was it. In the UK, nurse training is split into four disciplines, of which three are offered at the University of Plymouth: adult, child and mental health. The application processes are similar, but here I’ll talk through the one I experienced: mental health.Read More