Month: November 2018

Advanced Nurse Practitioner for Scottish Mental Health Service for Deaf People

My return to RGU Blog

I graduated from RGU the first time around in 1998 with a diploma in mental health nursing. Following this, I have worked in acute mental health settings and travelled across Australia, working in a variety of mental health environments. Since 2001 I’ve been working on and off in the specialised field of mental health and deafness. (more…)

Advanced Practice Week – Working as a community Nurse in the Orkney Isles

I’m Helen a senior community nurse, living and working in the beautiful Orkney Isles.  I’ve lived in Orkney all my life, with the exception of the 3 years I lived in Aberdeen studying for a diploma of higher education in adult nursing.  On my return to Orkney, I found my way into community nursing after a short stint on palliative/cancer care ward.  It wasn’t long before I realised most doors which led to progressing a career in community nursing were closed without a degree. (more…)

Advanced Practice week: Offshore medic & health advisor

I have been an offshore medic/health advisor for 8 years now, prior to that I worked as a Staff Nurse for the NHS down in London.  My time with the NHS was spent working in Acute Medical Admissions, Intensive Care and also as a Substance Misuse Nurse in a prison. So you could say I have had a varied career. (more…)

Advanced Practice Week: Cardiology Medical Support Nurse

Hi, my name is Anna Clinton and I am a Cardiology Medical Support Nurse at Aberdeen Royal Infirmary.  I have been enjoying my advanced nursing role for around 4 years now.  When I think back to when I started the post I have progressed greatly, not only professionally and personally too! (more…)

ADVANCED PRACTICE: How did I get here?

26 years ago I started my career with the Scottish Ambulance Service as a fresh-faced young man with no real concept of the big world out there. I’d been a member of Aberdeen Mountain Rescue Team for a while and had experienced a few challenging rescues which I hope had kept me grounded. But nothing can really prepares you for working in Pre-Hospital care in a busy city station. (more…)