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Chelsey Kay reports on her Children’s Nursing degree

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It’s great to keep in touch with our former students. Chelsey Kay, who studied Health & Social Care and Applied Science at Long Road, reports on her Children’s Nursing Degree at the University of Brighton:

“I’m in my third year and am absolutely loving it! My last placements have been the paediatric short stay unit, health visiting, paediatric surgical ward, NICU (neonatal intensive care unit), paediatric HDU (high dependency unit), Children’s A&E, theatres specialising in burns and plastics and a children’s hospice. I’m about to start work on my dissertation. It’s going to be on the subject of drug errors/miscalculations in paediatric nursing and implementations to avoid it.

“The photo on the left shows me after a 12.5-hour night shift! My mentor made me take it to show off my new stethoscope for A&E.

“One thing that might put people off taking a nursing degree is that they think they might not have the time to do anything else, but I still manage to have a part time job. This is great because I love travelling to different places and try to go away a couple of times a year – and I’ve still have had the time during the course.The second photo is of me in Barcelona.

“I am also a student ambassador for the University of Brighton. I work on open days to advise people on the course and also interview possible students if the first stage of their application (UCAS) is successful.

“All of the work from college is still relevant for me, so thank you for everything you taught me. You really did prepare me for all of this!”