"I studied abroad in Stavanger, Norway, to discover how another country’s health system works and to explore a different culture."
CourseNursing Studies (Registered Nurse Adult Nursing) BSc (Hons)
Study abroad locationStavanger, Norway
My clinical placements
As part of my adult nursing course, I've been fortunate to work in many practice areas, both medical and surgical, as well as with district nurses.
On placement, I've highly enjoyed working in haematology and isolation at Frimley Park Hospital, and as a result I put it down as my preference for my supervised practice for the end of my third year. I've also been given a five-week placement in A&E which I’m looking forward to as I feel there'll be a lot to learn.
The best part about my placements has been learning all the new skills needed to become an adult nurse. I feel so privileged as I've seen things that many others will never get a chance to see, like going into theatre, watching procedures and operations.
During the summer, I studied abroad and went to Stavanger, Norway. I felt that it was a perfect opportunity to discover how another country’s health system works and offered me the chance to explore a different culture - learning some of the language was definitely one of the highlights!
I learnt how different hospitals can be and how techniques and procedures can differ in different countries. I met many other international exchange students, and it was nice to be able to socialise with them.
Living and working in another country for 12 weeks was an opportunity of a lifetime and I'd definitely recommend it!
"I feel so privileged as I've seen things that many others will never get a chance to see, like going into theatre, watching procedures and operations."
My career and development
When I graduate, I want to work on a ward as I really enjoy the non-stop, busy atmosphere. I love the rewarding feeling I get on a shift, knowing that the people I’m looking after are getting the good care that they deserve.
After gaining some experience as a qualified registered nurse, I'd then like to enhance my knowledge with further study.
The University of Surrey is the perfect place to start a new journey, a new life and a new career. Enjoy every moment, study when you need to study and enjoy making lifelong friends.