30 at 30: How my student journey has developed over the past 2 years

Over the past 50 years, the University of Nottingham has contributed amazing things to the healthcare industry. As someone who is enthused about healthcare, it is an honour and truly incredible to be a part of such a huge celebration. During training over the past two-years at the University of Nottingham, my knowledge and enthusiasm …

30 at 30: Chloe McCandlish’s nursing journey

My nursing adventure started over 10 years ago at Nottingham, well actually far away in Hampshire at a college university fair where there was a stand for the university.   I knew very little about the University of Nottingham but a friend of mine knew she was interested so I went to the stall too.  Nottingham …

30 at 30: Ye Old Trip to Nottingham: A Contagious Enthusiasm for Nursing

The last time I visited Nottingham from San Francisco, it was to present the film “5B” about the AIDS unit at San Francisco General Hospital where I first worked in 1987. It was timed to coincide with World AIDS Day 2019, 1 December. Unbeknownst to us, another novel virus emerged that same month. Tragic and …

30 at 30: Karen Cox reflecting on 30 years of Nursing

It is 30 years ago this month that I graduated from King’s College London with my degree in hand along with my RGN qualification. In my very early twenties, full of passion for Nursing, I was burning to make a difference and excited about the possibilities that lay ahead. Since then I specialised in cancer and palliative care and …

30 at 30: Celebrating Past, Present and Future Nursing Education and Leadership

It is an absolute honour and privilege to have been asked to write this guest blog as part of the School of Health Science’s 30-year celebrations for nurse education at The University of Nottingham. This is particularly important to me as, when my nursing career started just over 25 years ago, I decided to study …

30 at 30: 30 and 50 years of exceptional contribution

Just over five years ago I found my way to the University of Nottingham, attracted by knowing great friends and nurse colleagues at the university. I am honoured to hold a chair with the School of Health Sciences and I hope too my friends and colleagues from the School of Medicine see me as an honorary colleague. As a nurse who has spent a long career working in …

30 at 30: Nicola Fisher’s story

Transforming healthcare is accomplished in many ways, but a corner stone is the education of future professionals. I am currently sitting in a café in Bristol, having just completed my annual review for the second year of my PhD. While savouring this brief spell of down time, I have been reflecting on my journey so …

30 at 30: ‘The best way to predict your future is to create it’

During my career as a nurse, I have encountered numerous registered nurses working both on and off the wards who believe that nurses do not require a degree to be what they define as a ‘good’ nurse. On the contrary, they believe changing nursing into a Higher Education course will produce the opposite. The move …

30 at 30: Diversity in the NHS

Why diversity is good in the NHS As an alumni member and international nurse, myself working at NUH for the past 22 years, I feel my story/experience can help attract and invigorate other health care professionals within the NHS. I have enjoyed an international career, initially training in Africa as a Registered General Nurse (RGN) …

30 at 30: Vaccinating Nottingham: Healthcare students and staff working together

Once the pandemic hit, I was keen to contribute to the national nursing effort. However, as an Assistant Professor in the School of Nursing and parent of young children I instead had to struggle with home schooling and continuing my academic work. Like everyone, I needed to adapt quickly to a totally new way of …