Connie Wisniewski – BSc (Hons) Pre-Registration Midwifery graduate

BSc (Hons) Pre-Registration Midwifery was recently renamed to BSc (Hons) Midwifery.

Current employer: NHS

Current job title: Midwife

Current location: Plymouth

“Try to participate in some work experience prior to applying for the course; this will help during the application process and also ensure that the course is really for you.”

Tell us about your career path since graduation.

I graduated as a midwife from the University of Plymouth and have been issued with a registration from the Nursing and Midwifery Council so I can practice as a registered midwife. I have since started a job as a midwife in Plymouth, and so far it has been great!

What was the most difficult thing you faced finding a job?

As part of the requirements to receive a registration from the Nursing and Midwifery Council, 2550 hours of placement practice had to be carried out. It was a challenge to fit this in alongside my university work. However, once these were completed, it was a straightforward process to apply for a job.

What is the best, most exciting or fun thing that you have done in your career (or that you’re most looking forward to)?

Being a midwife! You are part of a very special time in a family's life.

What, if anything, would you have done differently at university?

I would have liked to have joined a sports team, as I think it is really important to get involved in as many societies as possible at university. This is, of course, dependent on workload.

What advice would you give to anyone wanting to get into the same line of work?

Try to participate in some work experience prior to applying for the course; this will help during the application process and also ensure that the course is really for you.

What is your favourite memory of studying at Plymouth?

The girls who I studied with: I have made some lovely friends who I will stay in touch with for a long time.