Caring careers to be highlighted at University events

Robert Gordon University's School of Nursing and Midwifery is to hold two Open Days in the coming weeks to highlight opportunities to study for a career in the caring professions. Whether it's a new course of study or to further existing qualifications, help will be on hand at the Faculty of Health and Social Care Building, Garthdee Road, Aberdeen, from 10am to 2pm on Saturday 23 January and again on Saturday 13 February.

As the recession continues to bite, individuals may be looking for a profession in which they can expect a good starting salary. With average wages of over £20,000, newly trained nurses can look forward to enjoying a career that is well paid, meaningful and underpinned by a degree.

The Open Day events may be of particular interest to those looking for a career change or for those wishing to start a degree in nursing in September 2010.
Visitors will have the opportunity to tour the facilities that Robert Gordon University has to offer, including the state-of-the-art Clinical Skills Centre, a fully equipped ward 'mock up' designed to aid the teaching of practical skills prior to clinical placements.

Those returning to study from the world of work or home life may also be particularly interested to discuss with University staff the ways in which they could be helped to adjust to studying full-time, by taking into account personal commitments.

Representatives from different branches of the nursing profession will be in attendance to help give visitors a better idea of what to expect from a career in the field and student nurses will also be there to offer an insight into what to expect from life as a student nurse.

Professor Brian Webster, Head of the School of Nursing and Midwifery, commented:
"These Open Days are all-encompassing, highlighting opportunities for pre or post registration study, even if you already have a degree. The courses we offer are designed to be flexible and student friendly, enabling people to adjust to University life while dealing with busy lifestyles. For anyone who's interested in studying for a degree in nursing but needs more advice, the presence of student nurses at the Open Days should be particularly helpful."

For more information about the Open Days and the courses that the School of Nursing and Midwifery delivers, contact Susan Cumming on 01224 262982, via email
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