Stu­dents con­sider ca­reers in nurs­ing

The Galloway News - - SCHOOL NEWS -

Se­con­dar y school pupils across the re­gion con­sid­er­ing ca­reers as nurses or midwives have been given first-hand ex­pe­ri­ence of what the job en­tails.

Twenty seven fifth and sixth year stu­dents took part in a work ex­pe­ri­ence pro­gramme for pos­si­ble ca­reers within NHS Dum­fries and Gal­loway.

The pro­gramme was set up by the NHS and the coun­cil.

Nurse Mhairi Hast­ings said: “The aim was to pro­vide an in­tro­duc­tion to the pro­fes­sions of nurs­ing and mid­wifery.

“The pro­gramme cov­ered top­ics which are key to these roles, such as time man­age­ment skills, general work­ing con­di­tions and com­mu­ni­ca­tions skills.”

“I’m very happy to say that, at the end of the pro­gramme, all 27 are still in­di­cat­ing their in­ten­tion to pur­sue ca­reers in nurs­ing and mid­wifery.”

Car­ing ca­reer Ste­wartry pupils with NHS staff

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