"After qualifying in July 2017, I applied for jobs and I attended three interviews in the NHS. I decided that my passion was in cardiology and I have been employed by Plymouth NHS Hospital Trust as a Cardiology staff nurse on an acute medical ward since the beginning of September. I am currently enrolled on the preceptorship course at Derriford Hospital which gives guidance and further training to newly qualified nurses.
"My placements during my nursing course helped me to decide what type of nursing career I would pursue. I had two cardiology placements at Torbay hospital and this gave me a passion for the field. Working alongside a dedicated cardiology team and providing patient centred care ensured that I gained invaluable experience and skills, which I now use daily in my job."
"My main reason for choosing Plymouth was that as a mature student and a single mother to my children I was unable to move away from my home city. Although a very challenging course, Plymouth nursing gives the support and encouragement to enable you to succeed in your chosen career. The variety of clinical placements will give you direction and inspire you to give the best care to patients.
"I felt like I managed my time as a student wisely which enabled me to carry out many extracurricular activities. I made fantastic friends at the University and meeting up with them and working with them during the clinical skills sessions and during seminars made the course much more enjoyable. The sense of achievement after passing an essay or OSCE was always immense and we would celebrate together in the students’ union."