Student Nursing Times Awards 2020 – meet our midwifery nominees!

Congratulations to our staff and students in the School of Health Sciences who have been shortlisted in this year’s Student Nursing Times Awards! We caught up with our nominees Beatrice and Hannah (both are final year students on our BSc Midwifery programme) to find out more about how they feel to be shortlisted. They are …

The Student Nursing Times Awards

This blog was written by the School interns. For this blog we are tracking back to the Student Nursing Times Awards (STNA) in October 2021 last year. It just so happened that when Alex and I started the internship, we stumbled upon two open places to attend the STNAs down in London! A day trip …

Applying for the Internship

Here we are, onto blog number 4 and over halfway through the internship. This time last year we were both continuing our nursing studies, working on assignments, attending seminars and lectures. All of this before going out on our fourth placement of the year. When we look back, it’s strange to think of how we …

30 at 30: Reflecting on the 30 Years of Nursing Nottingham blog series

When we started on this journey of 30 blogs to celebrate 30 years of Nursing at Nottingham it was a bit of a leap of faith in terms of the interest we would get. I had my fingers crossed for a range of reflections from a variety of contributors but was in no way able …

The School’s interns teach our students!

Welcome to our third blog dedicated to our teaching experiences. Teaching after only being students for two years? Yes, you read that correctly! Jumping from being a student to a teacher was a weird but wonderful transition. It was something which we knew we were going to be doing (as it’s part of the job …

The School’s interns take part in admission interviews

This month we will be reflecting on supporting staff with admission interviews. We feel so lucky we got to be a part of this. It’s a huge step for anyone who’s considering a career in healthcare – we remember not so long ago being in that nervous position ourselves! Every year, hundreds of applicants are …

Get to know our School Interns!

Welcome to our blog and thank you for being here. Who are we? We are the first pair of interns hired by the University of Nottingham School of Health Sciences. How did we get here? The role was advertised to all second-year health sciences students (Nursing, Midwifery, Physiotherapy and Sports Rehabilitation). We were both selected …

30 at 30: From student nurse to Teaching Associate

Nursing, for me had been what seemed, at the time, an unattainable goal. Surely only clever people could hold such a title (major imposter syndrome!). I had always been the child that struggled at school and my parents’ evenings would always entail of the same old saying of “bright and lovely girl but talks too much”. This surely reflected in my grades and, in my late teens, I figured that all things academic did not come naturally to …

30 at 30: Supporting each other

Writing this blog is perfect timing as I started my nurse training at Mid Trent School and Nursing and Midwifery 30 years ago in September 1991. I lived at the City Hospital in Nurses Home one, which is now the Clinical Sciences building! The last 30 years have flown by and I have been privileged to have had a …

30 at 30: The Dean’s Academic Health Sciences Internship

Hello, we are Alex and Amelia! In this blog we introduce ourselves as the new interns, we try to explain our newly created role, and explore what drew us to the position as well as discussing some of our exciting initial plans for the upcoming year… although it’s still early days so forgive us if …

30 at 30: Joanne Cooper – A Clinical Career Journey

As an excited, and somewhat apprehensive nursing student, I started my training at Nottingham 27 years ago, a mother of 3 young sons and a member of what was locally (and maybe ironically) called the ‘mature student group’.  This was a supportive group of students also with caring responsibilities and a great example of widening participation to university.  Being Nottingham born and bred, the thought of entering the doors of Nottingham University was not something I had believed was available to me. …