"Now after every shift I feel I have helped somebody. My confidence has increased too and I now walk with my head up which I hadn't used to do. You've got to be passionate, to take the rough with the smooth and be prepared to put your heart and soul into it."
Kerry Rudge, BSc (Hons) Nursing Practice (Adult)
Staffordshire University is seeking people with passion and resilience to undertake their degree in adult nursing starting this September.
The University has announced additional places on their BSc (Hons) Nursing Practice course which is delivered over an extended year of 45 weeks, half of which is spent on placement in clinical practice in hospitals and community settings.
Mike Phillips, Associate Dean for Recruitment in the School of Health and Social Care said: "Adult nursing is concerned with the care of people over 18. It's an internationally recognised qualification and there are numerous employment opportunities for nurses."
This is borne out by final year nursing student Kerry Rudge, who despite not completing her course until September, has so far interviewed for and been offered three nurse positions.
Kerry, who is to take up a position at the Royal Wolverhampton Trust Cannock Hospital in Orthaepedics, said: "The course has been wonderful and I've had lots of support throughout which has helped me both personally and professionally."
Kerry, 35, from Wolverhampton fulfilled her ambition to train as a nurse after joining the University course through Clearing. She has four children and a background in care work. She said: "It's given me my identity. I love my children but I wanted to be more than mum and to make a difference. Now after every shift I feel I have helped somebody. My confidence has increased too and I now walk with my head up which I hadn't used to do. You've got to be passionate, to take the rough with the smooth and be prepared to put your heart and soul into it."
Anybody wanting to find out more about Adult Nursing at Staffordshire University’s Centres of Excellence in Healthcare Education can do so this Saturday 24 June at Blackheath Lane in Stafford.
Mike said: "The Open Day is an opportunity for all future healthcare professionals to view our excellent facilities and meet and talk with existing students from our suite of courses who will be demonstrating their skills in a number of real-life scenarios.
"We welcome applications from people of all ages and backgrounds and because we're aware that applying to University can be daunting, we've also experts on hand who can talk people through the application process."
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