The Faculty of Health Sciences and Sport at the University of Stirling provided me with the essential skills and knowledge base to become a fully competent Staff Nurse. The course covers a broad spectrum of teaching methods including lectures, tutorials and seminars, which fully prepared me for practical placements and academic assignments.
The Teaching Fellows / Personal Tutors encourage and support students, and assist in maintaining academic grades. Not only has it prepared me for my chosen career, it has also given me opportunities to become involved in live projects where I devised my own tool in how to prevent Catheter Associated Urinary Tract Infections.
Within my final placements in the Intensive Care Unit I was given the opportunity to test my proposal. I then proceeded to present my work at the Reducing Harm, Improving Healthcare Conference at the University of St. Andrews in 2010. I was also given the chance to present this work to the current students of the Faculty and have delivered presentations on how it feels to be a newly-qualified practitioner.
I fully recommend the Faculty to prepare you in becoming a Staff Nurse. I have been very fortunate in my success and I am grateful to the tutors at the University for giving me the fundamental tools to achieve my goals.
Kimberley graduated in 2010 and now works as a Staff Nurse at the Intensive Care Unit in Forth Valley Royal Hospital.