Student views for Cardiff School of Nursing & Midwifery Studies
Leanne Crocker (Adult Nursing)
Before I came to the School of Nursing & Midwifery Studies I was living in Taunton, Somerset working in a hospital as a Health Care Assistant for two years.
I attended a number of interviews and open days at various universities but Cardiff was the place I felt most relaxed and happy in.
The academic side of the course can be demanding. The lecturers are always willing to go over aspects you are not sure of and have set up workshops when necessary.
The clinical experience has been very enjoyable and made me realise this is the career for me.
Cardiff is a great place to live and there are so many people here from all walks of life. The social life is wicked, the shops are great and the University is fantastic.
I now know that I have made the best choice of career. The people are great, the social life is excellent and Cardiff is definitely the place to be.
Nathan Nicol (Nursing)
"Throughout the programme I have had many challenges, both academcially and whilst on placement, where you are faced with real clinical situations. The training I have received which has enabled me to deal with these situations has been fantastic. I feel the course has not only expanded my experience, knowledge and understanding of mental health nursing, but the support given has also been first class."
Sarah Owen (Nursing)
I chose the course as I wanted to work in healthcare and couldn’t quite decide which aspect. I realised nursing was a broad and varied career path and there is the opportunity to work anywhere in the world with nursing. The course is really challenging – I really enjoy anatomy and physiology, and the module Ethics in Nursing in which we have a lot of good debates. I enjoy the 50:50 split of theory and placement where we are able to put the theory we have learnt into practise.
Sarah hopes to become an intensive care nurse when she has completed her training
Zoe Gillings (Nursing)
"I have really enjoyed the course, I found that it has increased my confidence and given me the knowledge needed for clinical practice. Cardiff is a lively city with something for everyone so it's perfect for a good social life. I would recommend gaining experience prior to the course for example volunteering with people with learning disabilities. In the future I would like to work in the area of rehabilitation within mental health."