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Adult Nursing BSc(Hons): What our students say

Student profiles

Don't just take our word for it – here's what students say about what it's like to study at Kingston University.

Name: Richard Turner
Course: Adult Nursing BSc(Hons)

"I was a healthcare assistant, and both of my sisters and a few of my friends are nurses, so it's always been an interest at the back of my mind. I decided to bite the bullet and give it a go; I chose adult nursing because there's a wide variety of things to learn and it gives me plenty of options in the future.

I heard great feedback about Kingston University, and I felt the opportunity to study there and work in a London hospital was too great to miss!

I have studied different fields like gastro, trauma, orthopaedics and neurology. It's been an amazing experience to sit in the theatre and observe surgeries, which can be quite overwhelming but a big learning experience.

I've had the opportunity to do an elective placement in Australia, with the University's support. I loved every single minute of it! It was interesting to see how the healthcare industry works outside the NHS, and see that it is still the same sort of care that's involved.

My three years studying here have been one amazing experience of life at university, and I would love to do it all over again."

 

Name: Nikki Yun
Course: Adult Nursing BSc(Hons)

"The best thing about studying adult nursing is you get to nurse a good range of patients, ranging from 18 to 100 years old, which is such a privilege. I have this innate desire to make a positive difference to people.

The clinical practice team are very knowledgeable and they know exactly what they want from us; they are very, very strict! This prepared us for when we go out to practice – punctuality, uniform, nails, hair, they encompass all that and it reflects on us when we go out to placement.

In the skills labs, they try to mimic what goes on in the ward; we have rooms with patient beds, curtains, blood pressure machines and we pretend it is a real ward. We have handovers, we have actors who come in and pretend to be patients – there is a lot of support, what we don't know, our teachers will step in to help with. It gives us a better understanding of what to expect in practice."

 

Shabnam

Name: Shabnam
Course: Adult Nursing BSc(Hons)

"I chose nursing because it is a dynamic and varied profession, which is also rewarding.

My time at Kingston University has been a learning curve for me, as I have developed both academically and as an individual. I have had the opportunity to meet, study and socialise with fellow students from diverse backgrounds and have formed many strong friendships along the way.

I have been fortunate to undertake clinical placements in a variety of settings (community and ward based), specialities (medical, surgical and orthopaedic) and ranches of nursing (mental health and child). This has provided me with an excellent and diverse platform of experience, and has put me in good stance for considering my options once qualified.

Before enrolling on this course, I had no previous experience of working in healthcare and I was quite apprehensive when my first placement was approaching. However, when I now reflect back and see how much my practical skills have developed, the knowledge that I have gained and my progress through the degree programme, I feel a great sense of achievement.

You really do get as much out of the course as you put in. It is intense and hard work, but it is worth it!"

 

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