A little bit about me – Mehnoor, 2nd year Nursing

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Hi! My name is Mehnoor and I am a second year Nursing Student. To get to know me I thought it would be best if I answer some questions. So, here we go…

  1. Why do I want to become a nurse?

Well, the simple answer is that one day my mum said to me, “You know, I think you would make a good nurse”. From that day on I did some research about the career and explored my options. The main thing for me was that with Nursing there are so many different paths you can choose once qualified – you don’t have to work in a hospital. There’s community, research, school nursing and many more. Also, I don’t mind seeing a bit of blood and gore!

  1. Why did I choose to study Nursing at the University of Birmingham?

It just made sense because I live fairly locally (although I have to admit sometimes the bus can be a nightmare when trying to get home!). Also, you experience all three fields in the first year which is great if you’re unsure of what you want to do.

  1. What do I enjoy most about the course?

That’s a hard one because I really enjoy placement because it’s where you learn the most and get hands on experience. At the same time though I enjoy university because I get to catch up with my friends and you realise that you’re all in the same boat.

  1. My experience in three words:
  • Realistic – it opens your eyes to not just the range of physical issues people undergo but also the social issues like housing and family situations
  • Challenging – juggling assignments can really be a challenge if you’re on placement at the same time
  • Social – at uni you make new friends and on placement you work closely with nurses and wider members of the team and more importantly, with your patients.
  1. Where do I see myself career wise in 10 years’ time?

Truth be told nobody knows where they’ll be in 10 years’ time, but I can take a guess! Probably a Practice Nurse.

Well, I think that’s enough from me for now. Keep an eye out for my next blog, but until then, bye!

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