Future nursing students can have a go at being a nurse next week

Date 19.02.2019

Future nurses who want to learn the ropes of the profession can get a taster of life on the wards at an exclusive event – and start a degree in just a few weeks.

The University is hosting a ‘pop-up’, drop-in careers evening dedicated to Adult Nursing at Waterside campus on Tuesday 26 February from 5-7pm.

The evening will include the chance to ‘have a go’ at being a nurse student in the University’s state of the art simulation suite, taking part in a hands-on activity with ‘as-close-to-real-life-as-possible’ mannequins.

Lecturers and current students will be there to give advice about the course, university and student life and update about the array of support they will receive –  including a free laptop and software.

Information will also be on hand about the University’s ‘Super Supportive’ approach to helping students, such as the ‘Be Brilliant’ initiative.

Running through all nursing courses at Northampton, Be Brilliant means Northampton lecturers and students aspire to always provide the best care for patients and commit to their studies and teaching with compassion, courage and commitment and to celebrate nurses and their achievements.

Other opportunities and support available to students of nursing degrees at Northampton includes:

  • A free HP laptop and software
  • Two-week overseas work placements – the University is one of only two in the country signed up to the European Nursing Module
  • Local work placements available across the county and Milton Keynes
  • New Curriculum – using innovative approach to teaching and learning
  • April start – Adult Nursing has two course start dates, for those who won’t want to wait until September.

There is a national recruitment drive for nurses across the health service called ‘We are the NHS’ and the University of Northampton is also part a Northamptonshire wide partnership, the Best of Both Worlds campaign, to attract and retain new nurses and doctors to work in the county.

Cindy O’Dell, Senior Lecturer in Adult Nursing, is one of the lecturers who will be on hand for the careers event: “Nursing is a very popular subject at the University but we pride ourselves on taking good care of our students and their careers – we make sure they don’t get lost as a ‘number’ and we take extra steps to make sure we get to know them.

“Nursing is a profession you love for life and the support we offer is the kind that stays with a nurse for life – we have many who return to us to progress their career with post-graduate qualifications.

“If you have what we call the 6 C’s of nursing – care, compassion, competence, communication, courage and commitment – then the team and I are really looking forward to meeting you and talking about what happens when you study to be part of this much respected profession.”

For more information and to book your place, see the events page.