Bethany McGillThrough studying at Edge Hill I have been reminded of my own worth and encouraged to believe in myself and my ability to make a difference.

“What makes Edge Hill University stand out for me are the cutting-edge facilities on offer, including the brilliant IT and sporting facilities. There are societies and clubs to become involved in and the student support within the Faculty of Health and Social Care is exceptional with everyone having a personal tutor who is always there to listen.

I chose to study the BSc (Hons) in Adult Nursing because I want to care, comfort and advocate for the people who need it. One of the best things about my course is the opportunity to experience many different placements and have exposure to alternative nursing fields, such as child, mental health and learning disabilities.

As part of the course you also undertake practical activities such as simulation days within the University and at local trust sites. This involves demonstrating the practical skills you have learnt and working with other health practitioners, such as doctors and pharmacists, to ensure patients’ needs are met. While this simulation challenges you, it also enables you to exceed your own expectations about how you think you will perform. It gives you time to reflect on your skills and knowledge and empowers you to improve.

Through my studies I’ve been fortunate enough to represent Edge Hill at the Florence Nightingale Foundation Students’ Day at Guy’s and St Thomas’ NHS Foundation Trust in London. I took part in debates with panel leaders who have great influence and links with the NHS and Department of Health, and also participated in a spectacular service in Westminster Abbey to celebrate Florence Nightingale and give thanks to the nurses and midwives who lost their lives during World War I and World War II.

My plans for the future are to begin a career in trauma so that I get to really challenge myself. I believe that completing my degree will enable me to achieve this as it has helped me to build the knowledge, confidence and experience to care for others and make the change I want to see in healthcare.

Through studying at Edge Hill I have been reminded of my own worth and encouraged to believe in myself and my ability to make a difference.”

To find out more about studying this programme, please view full course information for BSc (Hons) Nursing (Adult)