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Amy Conway

Wallsend, UK

BSc (Hons) Adult Nursing Practice


For Amy Conway leaving Wallsend and the North East to start a university life was hard and after nine months she decided to come back home, but not to give up on being a student. With one day to apply, Amy jumped on a train to Sunderland with a handwritten application and she made such an impact at the University that three years later she secured a job at Newcastle’s Royal Victoria Infirmary (RVI) within Plastic and Reconstructive Surgery.

I have always had an interest in becoming a surgical nurse. I have always looked up to nurses and the care they give people, I just needed to stick to my plan to become one.

The last three years have been a whirlwind, especially my final year, but I have enjoyed every moment. I have been exposed to so many more opportunities to develop my own skills, especially in leadership and management.

As a result, I became President of the Nursing Society and student rep for the first year. I have been to the Student Nursing Times Awards to support the University and gained the confidence to speak in front of an audience.

I would 100 percent recommend Sunderland to anyone thinking of nursing. I can’t fault it at all. I have always felt valued at the University, and the support was always there if you need it from the staff who are all experienced professionals in healthcare.

The facilities are also amazing and when you sit your exams you work with real patients, not just mannequins, so you feel more comfortable, it’s a natural conversation, which has been really beneficial."

Published 30 May 2019

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