This is a guest blog post by current student Cara Ginnifer, studying BSc (Hons) Operating Department Practice. Hello, my name is Cara, I’m a student ODP. I initially heard about the NHS Learning Support Fund (NHS LSF) through student finance. Most students are aware of student finance but as allied health professionals we can apply… Read more » about All you need to know about applying for the NHS Learning Support Fund
My experience as an ODP student
This is a guest blog post by current student Cara Ginnifer, studying BSc (Hons) Operating Department Practice. I’m Cara, a first year student studying BSc (Hons) Operating Department Practice (ODP). Not many people know what an ODP is or that we exist – I personally think it’s one of the best careers in healthcare. I… Read more » about My experience as an ODP student
My frontline experience as a physiotherapy student
This is a guest blog by current student Emma Blackman, currently studying BSc (Hons) Physiotherapy. COVID-19, what a rollercoaster. Working on the elderly care unit throughout this time has been heart wrenching and emotionally challenging at best. I have witnessed the absolute worst and the absolute best in a matter of months. The team-work I have… Read more » about My frontline experience as a physiotherapy student
Why I love social work at BU!
Studying social work at BU is one of my proudest achievements and is one of the best decisions I ever made. I never thought I would be able to go to university and be ‘academic’ but I felt passionate about being a social worker and being at BU soon changed all that. I assumed it… Read more » about Why I love social work at BU!
Nursing degrees at BU – what are they really like?
With a variety of nursing degrees available at BU, it’s important that you pick the course that is right for you. Nursing students Edward (BSc (Hons) Mental Health Nursing), Coral (BSc (Hons) Adult Nursing) and Sian (BSc (Hons) Children’s and Young People’s Nursing) tell us what they enjoy about their course and discuss the similarities… Read more » about Nursing degrees at BU – what are they really like?
Living in hospital accommodation v living in halls as a health and social care student
This is a guest blog by current student Marie Drayton who studies BSc (Hons) Adult Nursing and Lucy Biggs who studies BSc (Hons) Mental Health Nursing. – Marie Drayton Studying while living in Bournemouth hospital accommodation has been a really positive experience for me. I’ve not had to worry about moving every year, and because… Read more » about Living in hospital accommodation v living in halls as a health and social care student
What it’s like to be a practicing Adult Nurse after graduating
This is a guest blog by BU graduate Scott Bruce. First things first, being a qualified nurse is completely different to being a student! You actually get to call yourself a nurse and the buck stops with you! (EEK!… Scary, Right?!) You find yourself on shift saying things like “I’ll just go and check” or… Read more » about What it’s like to be a practicing Adult Nurse after graduating
I am now a qualified ODP
Hi Everyone, I’m Sam, a newly qualified Operating Department Practitioner (ODP) and I completed my training at BU studying DipHE Operating Department Practice . My placement hospital was Poole and I graduated in the summertime this year. The ODP course covers three areas, surgical, anaesthetic, and post anaesthetic care (recovery). The best thing about our training was… Read more » about I am now a qualified ODP
My trip to Helsinki
This is guest blog by Sarah B studying BSc (Hons) Physiotherapy. “We are delighted to inform you that your abstract has been accepted. We would like to invite you the International Association for Dance Science and Medicine conference in Helsinki, Finland in October 2018” I couldn’t believe what I was reading. After submitting a collaborative… Read more » about My trip to Helsinki
Placements and what you can expect
Here at Bournemouth uni, nursing students are allocated their placements up to six weeks prior to starting placement, so there’s always an air of anticipation when allocation day arrives and everyone finds out what they’ve been given. Everyone is excited and discussing their different allocations at uni today. Everyone speculates what placement will be like,… Read more » about Placements and what you can expect
My first placement as a student nurse
My first placement as a student nurse began in January 2015, after a term at university. The placement details were put online on MyBU around a month prior to starting, and I was so excited I stayed up until midnight so I could find out where my first placement was as soon as they were… Read more » about My first placement as a student nurse