Case Studies

Alice Bowles

Alice Bowles

FdSc Veterinary Nursing, Year Two

WHAT HAS BEEN YOUR GREATEST ACHIEVEMENT AS A NOTTINGHAM TRENT UNIVERSITY STUDENT?

  Building up my confidence through lectures and working for the University 

WHAT DO YOU ENJOY OR VALUE ABOUT STUDYING AT NOTTINGHAM TRENT UNIVERSITY?

Everyone is so friendly and welcoming and Brackenhurst is a beautiful place to live and study.

 WHEN YOU FIRST HEARD ABOUT YOUR COURSE, WHAT WAS IT THAT PARTICULARLY APPEALED TO YOU? 

The structure of the course is different to any other veterinary nursing course.

WHAT WOULD YOU DESCRIBE AS THE STRENGTHS OF YOUR COURSE?

  The enthusiasm of the lecturers and the amazing facilities we have available to us including our own veterinary nursing building that is set up as a mock vet practice including every essential piece of equipment you could imagine! From haematology machines to an x-ray developer. 

IN WHAT WAY ARE YOU SUPPORTED BY THE ACADEMIC STAFF IN THE SCHOOL?

  We are completely supported whilst we are out in practice, the lecturers found us a suitable work placement within a reasonable distance and then they visit us regularly whilst we are in the practice and are always approachable and contactable if there are any problems. 

WHAT SKILLS DO YOU FEEL YOU HAVE LEARNED AS A RESULT OF THIS COURSE AND HOW WILL THEY HELP YOU IN THE FUTURE?

  I have learnt so much already! The main thing I have learnt is how to be confident and stay calm in difficult practice situations and I have also learnt a lot about the practical application of nursing principles. 

WHAT ARE YOUR CAREER PLANS?

I want to go on to study towards the BSc in Veterinary Nursing at the end of this three year course, then I plan to work as a veterinary nurse or I may go into teaching at some point in the future.

  HAVE THEY CHANGED AS A RESULT OF YOUR DEGREE? 

Yes, before I began the course I hadn't even considered the top-up degree or teaching.

  IS THERE ANYTHING ELSE YOU WOULD LIKE TO SAY THAT YOU FEEL MIGHT BE RELEVANT TO SOMEONE THINKING ABOUT ENROLLING ON YOUR COURSE? 

This is an amazing course, developed by fantastic people in a beautiful place!

 

View the original case study here:

http://www.ntu.ac.uk/apps/pss/courses/cf/60877-4/8/FdSc_Veterinary_Nursing.aspx