"I’ve been on a wide variety of placements during the course, including hospital wards, community nursing, a special school and a children’s hospice. I enjoy being able to apply the theory we learn at University in a professional environment."
CourseNursing Studies (Registered Nurse Children's Nursing)
"I’ve always wanted to work with children. I pursued a couple of different jobs after college, but as time went on my priorities changed and I decided I would rather have a career that helped people directly.
The facilities at Surrey are excellent, and we have access to the Simulation Suite which replicates typical scenarios found in hospital. There is also an extensive library which is open almost 24 hours a day.
I’ve been on a wide variety of placements during the course, including hospital wards, community nursing, a special school and a children’s hospice.
I enjoy being able to apply the theory we learn at university in a professional environment and like being a useful part of a multidisciplinary health care team. Seeing the joy on the face of a girl with a severe disability when she was in the hydrotherapy pool at the children’s hospice is one of my best memories.
When I graduate, I want to consolidate my learning at a general hospital before identifying an area to specialise in. Long-term, I think I would like to work with children with disabilities.
Working in healthcare gives you a better understanding of the big picture and what’s important in life. I’ve seen some remarkable things and met some remarkable people, and feel I am becoming a better person because of it."