Webster’s High School pupil Rebekah Marshall was among a group of young people aspiring to a career in nursing who were given the opportunity to experience life on the wards through a series of unique taster sessions in Aberdeen.
More than 20 pupils from secondary schools across the country attended a week-long Nursing Summer School at Robert Gordon University’s (RGU) School of Nursing and Midwifery.
The programme, open to 16 to 18 year-olds, is a free educational experience to help interested pupils make more informed decisions about whether nursing is the right career choice for them.
Una Lyon, lecturer at RGU’s School of Nursing and Midwifery, co-ordinates the Summer School and taster days with university colleagues, in collaboration with NHS Grampian.
She said: “The sessions are designed to empower young people with the knowledge and experience to help them make informed choices about their future careers.
“It is vital to give a fully-rounded view of the nursing profession in all its forms along with its challenges and huge rewards.”
Participants learned and practised core nursing skills, observed nursing work and visited Aberdeen Royal Infirmary, Woodend Hospital, Royal Aberdeen Children’s Hospital and Royal Cornhill Hospital. RGU is now recruiting for next year’s free Summer School - contact Una Lyon on (01224) 262920 or email: firstname.lastname@example.org for more information.