MSc Adult Nursing – Yasmin’s story | University of East Anglia (UEA)
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MSc Adult Nursing – Yasmin’s story | University of East Anglia (UEA)

My name is Yasmin and I’m my second year of the MSc Nursing program at UEA. So I was studying my first degree and I
got halfway through that and I realised I didn’t want to pursue a career in that,
so I decided that after some thinking that I wanted to work in healthcare,
but I didn’t know anything about healthcare… so, what I did was I got a job as a healthcare assistant (or an HCA) at my local hospital, and another one of my local hospitals as well, so I was working on the bank at both
hospitals and I did that for three years and I was looking to move up and better myself and nursing seemed to be the logical answer to that. I’d have to say my first placement experience,
which was on a cardiology ward, was absolutely fantastic. Norwich itself is a real base for cardiology care and there’s a whole program in place for that, which is really really useful for patients as well as staff, it means its constantly updating treatments and patient care which is really invaluable for some for a student like myself and everybody else, so that was amazing. Experiences on the ward were really positive as well, they were very receptive to students and our needs. They were
constantly asking those questions and made us feel that we could ask
questions ourselves, and that really informed our learning and it was just amazing, really. The thing I’m most proud of for this whole course I think is for me is personally making it this far. The MSc is a challenging course, there’s no denying that – you’re packing
three years of learning into two – so the fact that I’ve got this far and I’m now in my final year is pretty amazing, pretty special and I’m very proud of
everything that I’ve achieved so far, both in practice and theory, and in all
my assignments and so on… I just can’t believe hopefully this time next year I’ll be a qualified nurse It’s pretty amazing really. There’s so many… before I start this course I didn’t
realise how varied the nursing profession was but there’s just so many, and on top of it all, the
nursing profession is so well respected and will always be sought after – there will always be jobs for nurses – but you can work in both Hospital, in the community, I mean, all the different departments and you can think of, you could work there both as a staff
nurse, as a ward sister, as a specialist nurse… as a matron, as a community matron – even as a nurse consultant I know in my local hospital
has two nurse consultants there now, which is a really valuable thing to have
and it’s absolutely amazing that we have these opportunities available. It is daunting working in the NHS, in healthcare as a rule, but I would say it is definitely worth it in the end. At the end of the day, you are helping patients, you are helping people and in my book – for me personally – there is no higher call than that. I just think it’s fantastic.

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2 thoughts on “MSc Adult Nursing – Yasmin’s story | University of East Anglia (UEA)

  1. Please can the Msc degree in Adult Nursing in UK automatically qualify you a registration with the Nursing & Midwifery Council?

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