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 …

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 …

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. …

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: 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: 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: My six-year nursing rollercoaster through a worldwide pandemic and near-death experience to registration 

Growing up, I wanted to become a lifeguard. I spent every Saturday at my local swimming bath and all evening watching Baywatch over and over imagining what it would be like to actually save someone’s life and how rewarding this would be to me.  It wasn’t until I met a true gentleman (who, at the time, believed in me more than I …

30 at 30: The career of Anna Kent

Working within international humanitarian medical aid became a life goal of mine as I grew up. As many of us are, I was appalled to learn of the social and health inequalities across the world and wanted to make a positive difference. In 1999, aged 18, I was privileged to join one of the first …

30 at 30: Thoughts on Nursing at Nottingham from Dame Elizabeth Fradd DBE DL 

I am delighted to write this short piece as part of the 30-year Celebration of Nursing at Nottingham University.  It has been a privilege to observe, and at times participate in, the development of Nursing Education which has blossomed since its move from the Hospital–based School of Nursing to the University.  I am sure the success of the established Department of Nursing Studies already in the University, headed up by Jane Robertson, acted as a sound …