Estephanie Dunn, Regional Director, North West Region, said: “The RCN offers fantastic support to student nurses during their studies and beyond. It’s important to meet students as they embark on their professional journey.
“We can offer expert advice regarding their role as nursing students and detail the support we can provide to them throughout their whole career. Our library is particularly useful, housing the largest number of nursing books and journals, many on line, with dedicated support to help students find what they are looking for.”
A recent visit to the University of Salford saw more than 90 students sign up as RCN members. And the visit was particularly special to one of the RCN team.
RCN officer Joanne Heyworth was a student nurse at Salford herself – some two decades ago.
She said: “Returning to Salford was a trip down memory lane. I started here as a student nurse in October 1997. It was great to return as an RCN officer speaking to the new generation of nursing students.
“With reflective thoughts of the nervousness and anticipation of the journey I was beginning, I fully empathise with the new recruits to the nursing family.”
Joanne added: “It was a privilege to share some of my experiences of my career, explain what RCN meant to me during my training, and also how the RCN will be able to support them throughout their future nursing life.”
Spring student visits:
• University of Chester (Parkgate Road): Wednesday 1 March
• University of Chester (Warrington Campus): Wednesday 1 March
• Manchester Metropolitan University: Thursday 16 March
• Edge Hill University, Ormskirk: Monday 20 March
• UCLAN: Wednesday 29 March
• Liverpool John Moores University: Wednesday 8 March
The RCN offers support to its student members throughout their studies and beyond. Learning resources, events and opportunities are available to students during their studies through to their first nursing role. More details: https://www.rcn.org.uk/students