With over 16 NHS healthcare trusts and a number of private healthcare providers from local regional areas, it was a great networking opportunity for University of Brighton nursing students, staff and our partnership colleagues.
Helen Stanley, Academic Lead for Nursing for the School of Health Sciences, was incredibly pleased and summarised the day:
“The first Nursing Careers Day was a great success today and it was a great privilege to lead the team in the planning and implementation of this event. We had excellent evaluations from the students and very positive feedback from the 16 trusts and other healthcare providers. They all want to get involved in future events, with positive networking contacts for teaching and placement opportunities.
The nursing students really valued the opportunity to hear about our Preceptorship work and our research on resilience . There was also plenty of opportunity to engage with our University Careers Service who provided advice on interview techniques, top tips for securing posts, CPE/PG and Community educational opportunities. Students were able to talk to local employers face to face about future careers and preceptorship programmes offered. There was such dedication to attending the event that some students even came in from night duty to attend!
The team all worked really hard to make it such a brilliant day and Adam Edgar, Programme Administrator, was a real star with the admin, parking and all day support.”
With such fabulous feedback from everyone, we look forward to running the careers day again later in the year. Further details will follow soon.
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