Celebrating International Nurses Day with our alumni + UCAS live presentation
Coinciding with Mental Health Awareness Week, we are also celebrating International Nurses day by giving a shout out to all our former students who have gone on to become nurses, such as Beth, Annabelle and Alisha, below. For any students who are interested in finding out more about a career in nursing, please head to a live presentation HERE at 3pm today when a panel of skilled professionals will talk about what inspired them to get into nursing and what it’s like on the front line
International Nurses Day is celebrated around the world each year on 12th May, to mark the anniversary of Florence Nightingale’s birth. We are very proud of our former students who have followed a career in nursing.
Beth worked at the Freeman hospital for seven and a half years, after qualifying as an Adult Nurse from Northumbria University. She spent her entire time working on Ward 5, gaining promotion almost two years ago to Sister in charge. Ward 5 is a surgical ward, which cares for people who have had surgery on their bowel or have a disorder of the liver and pancreas. Beth left the Freeman last week to take up the position of Practice Nurse at a GP’s practice in Darlington – she is really looking forward to a new and exciting challenge in a completely different area of the NHS.
Annabelle left our sixth form in 2016 to study at Salford University. She is now a paediatric staff nurse at Royal Manchester Children’s Hospital, the busiest children’s hospital in the UK. Annabelle works on a mixed surgical ward, which also specialises in bowel and kidney conditions. It is a very busy unit and they treat patients with a wide variety of medical needs, from newborn babies up to teenagers. Annabelle fells very lucky to be able to work in a career that is very challenging but also very rewarding. The door is open for many more opportunities as she continues along her professional journey.
Alisha has been working as an aspirant neonatal nurse during the Covid pandemic and you can find out more about her work at HERE