“I thoroughly enjoyed my university experience, more than I ever thought I would, and I've been lucky to make some amazing friends who made it even better. I am extremely proud of my grade.
As soon as I finished my course I began working as an Emergency Department staff nurse to assist with the COVID-19 pandemic. This has been a challenge, but a worthy one. I now plan to remain as a staff nurse within the Emergency Department to gain as much knowledge and experience in an acute setting as possible.
I would definitely recommend the course to others who wish to pursue a career in adult nursing; the lecturers, resources, and the University campus are second to none. It is a challenge but the rewards are much greater.”
Last year, Hayley took an Oath of Allegiance during a special ceremony on campus, the first student nurse to be attested by Major McDermott-Moses. The University has a longstanding relationship of mutual support with the Army’s Medical Services, and in particular, 251 Medical Squadron at Seaburn.
“It was such a proud day for me to take the Oath of Allegiance as I always had a big interest in the Armed Forces, but never previously had the guts to go and do it. But once I found out about the link between the University and 251 Medical Squadron, I signed up for the team-building days and it went from there. I would recommend any student to sign up as it’s great for building confidence, teamwork, and leadership skills.”
Published 1 September 2020