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Jingwen Li

China

MSc Nursing


Jingwen Li's mum inspired her to want to help others suffering from an illness, and led her to completing a bachelors degree in nursing in her home country of China. She was keen to expand on her knowledge of the profession and a friend recommended she join the MSc Nursing course. On graduation Jingwen hopes to work in the UK as a nurse.

I started my nursing career working in a small rural clinic for a year, my daily routine included greeting new patients, guiding medicine and collaborating with doctors on treatments. During the pandemic I was working in the clinic, even though at that time we had social distancing, there were still some residents who were injured or suffered illnesses that they couldn’t manage on their own. They didn’t want to go to hospital due to pandemic, so my colleges and I continued working there for them. 

I was keen to expand on my knowledge of the profession, so a close friend suggested I join her on the MSc Nursing course at the University of Sunderland. The course content gave me a big surprise because before now, the nursing courses I’ve ever studied were all about specific diseases and how to deal with the patients as a nurse. I never expected I would be learning the modules of business and education, like leadership and management as well as teaching and learning. This is essential and practical for an individual to go further in the nursing profession. The instructors are all brilliant, responsible, and devoted.  

Once I graduate, I hope to continue to work as a nurse in the UK and I will be applying for roles initially in a care home as I prepare for my exams. My advice to other overseas students thinking of studying at Sunderland is to make use of the resources in terms of studying and career support. 

I would certainly recommend the nursing course to others as the course content is really good. The cost of living in Sunderland is not very high as well. This city is really rural and peaceful, which is great for studying and enjoying life."

Published 9 June 2021

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