What our students say
The Bachelor of Nursing Degree at the University of Glasgow has undoubtedly provided me with an invaluable knowledge base. The Degree course has allowed me to pursue my career as a Staff Nurse in a busy orthopaedic trauma surgical ward. The practical and non-practical sessions help build confidence, therefore standing participants in good stead when applying for jobs. I found that the training has allowed me to function as a competent Staff Nurse within many healthcare settings. The varied range of placements undertaken during the course allows students to experience multiple wards and specialties. This helped me greatly and allowed me to identify that I enjoyed the surgical aspect of nursing, although I also realise that there are many other branches available to qualified Staff Nurses within healthcare in general. I found the course was well run, by experienced helpful staff, who always made themselves available able to listen and offer advice when needed. I believe that the University of Glasgow provides a Nursing Degree course that is second to none and is highly regarded by healthcare professionals across the board.
Since graduating from the Nursing School in the University of Glasgow, I have worked in an acute Neurosurgical ward at Kings College Hospital (KCL) in London. In Scotland, KCL only recruit from University of Glasgow as Glasgow Graduates are so highly regarded and they are promoted very quickly. It has been great experience with fantastic opportunities for development. I was a Staff Nurse for around one year, when I was offered a promotion, and now currently work as a Sister on the same ward. I have had many opportunities to continue my education since finishing my undergraduate degree, including Mentorship, specialist Neurosciences courses, and currently my Masters in Neurosciences Advanced Practice. I am about to take up a new teaching role alongside my current post, allowing me to work alongside the Practice Development Nurse, in educating newly qualified and established nurses on the ward. Graduating from Glasgow gave me a great start to my career, so I have continued to teach undergraduate nurses at the University of Glasgow since leaving, and enjoy the connection I maintain with the University, its students and the lecturers who supported me through my degree and have continued to do so.