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 …

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: 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: 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: 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: Celebrating Nursing at Nottingham

This year we celebrate 30 years of nurse training at University of Nottingham, although I have been working at NUH since before then.  I started as a Staff Nurse in 1989 and have seen quite a few changes.  My education as a student nurse began in 1984 through the apprenticeship-style scheme.  We worked as auxiliary nurses and learnt ‘on the job’; I remember wearing hats, belts, buckles, and hospital badges.  Thankfully, the hats …