University to host taster days for nursing profession

The University will open its doors to teenagers thinking about a career in nursing this summer.

Organised in partnership between the University’s School of Nursing and Midwifery and NHS Grampian, two separate Nursing Taster Days will run on Monday 16 and Tuesday 17 July at RGU’s Faculty of Health and Social Care.

The days are designed for students aged 14 and older who are looking to gain a fuller understanding of the reality of day to day nursing. Students can choose to attend either day, both of which will feature the same range of activities including an overview of core nursing skills and practices, plus the opportunity to undertake simulated nursing practice with volunteer patients in the University’s state-of-the-art Clinical Skills Centre.

The taster days are part of a programme of hands-on educational experiences for secondary school pupils organised by the two organisations. From 20 to 27 July, a group of 16 to 18 year olds will participate in the annual nursing summer school which expands on the themes and activities of the taster days to include opportunities to observe live nursing practice within NHS Grampian facilities.

Lecturer, Margo Learmonth, coordinates the taster days and summer school. She commented: “This is a fantastic opportunity for young people to explore the nursing profession as they approach a crucial decision-making point in their lives. The taster days continue to be a popular option, with attendees regularly commenting on how useful the information is as well as providing an insightful introduction into university life.”

Those looking to book a place on the taster days and to find out more should contact Margo Learmonth on 01224 262635 or via email at

Andrew Youngson 
Communications Officer | Faculty of Health and Social Care
Robert Gordon University
AB10 1FR
Tel: 01224 262389