Robert Gordon University

Ashleigh’s Top Study Tips

Studying is such a tedious task but it’s vital for students to study to get the best grades possible and lead to success. I have been extremely lucky so far to have only one exam that was open book but I still studied for it to make sure that I had more than enough references. (more…)

Nursing exchange: Welcoming students to Scotland

What got me interested in the Nursing Exchange programme?

Robert Gordon University offers a Nursing Exchange programme to either Houston or Tennessee, in the United States (US). The Nursing and Midwifery Council (NMC) in the United Kingdom (UK) adopts best practices from all over the world including the US e.g. the use of both Roper-Logan-Tierney and Orem’s Self-care model of nursing to undertake patient-centered care in the UK. (more…)

Nursing Exchange: University of Tennessee, Knoxville

What got me interested in the Nursing Exchange programme?

Robert Gordon University offers a Nursing Exchange programme to either Houston or Tennessee, in the United States (US). The Nursing and Midwifery Council (NMC) in the United Kingdom (UK) adopts best practices from all over the world including the US e.g. the use of both Roper-Logan-Tierney and Orem’s Self-care model of nursing to undertake patient-centered care in the UK. (more…)

Nursing Exchange: Preparing to travel to Tennessee

What got me interested in the Nursing Exchange programme?

Robert Gordon University offers a Nursing Exchange programme to either Houston or Tennessee, in the United States (US). The Nursing and Midwifery Council (NMC) in the United Kingdom (UK) adopts best practices from all over the world including the US e.g. the use of both Roper-Logan-Tierney and Orem’s Self-care model of nursing to undertake patient-centered care in the UK. I felt curious to partake in this cross-institutional collaboration and partnership, hoping it will offer great clinical, academic and cultural experiences to nurture my professional growth and creativity as a Nurse. (more…)

Gap year or gap fear?

For most students, 4th-year university is stressful enough – let alone the additional pressure of securing that all-important dream graduate job. However, in reality, there’s no real rush. Graduate schemes can be applied for up to 3 years after graduating, and graduate jobs/roles will still exist after you’ve taken that spontaneous gap year. (more…)

Kim Anderson: Advanced Nurse Practitioner (Practice Education)

NHS Shetland

I have been working within NHS Shetland since qualifying as a registered nurse in 2001 where I studied at Robert Gordon University and achieved my DipHEN (Adult) qualification. (more…)

Advanced Nurse Practitioners in Acute Medicine dept at Aberdeen Royal Infirmary.

When I was asked to write this blog I wondered how to go about this.  As I work as part of a large team of ANP’s, we decided on the team approach so we could all have our say. (more…)

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…)