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5 December 2011

'Inspiring future nurses' at Dundee

School pupils from across Tayside and Fife will meet current Nursing students and take part in hands-on activities at the University of Dundee on Tuesday December 6th.

Around 100 S3 pupils from 13 schools across Tayside and Fife are expected to attend the 'Inspiring Future Nurses' event at the Medical School campus at Ninewells Hospital.

Pupils will be given information about the three branches of Nursing which are taught at the University - Adult, Child and Mental Health - and the various career options available within the profession.

Guidance teachers from the schools and staff from Skills Development Scotland will also receive information from senior members of the School of Nursing and Midwifery and the University Careers Service about careers in Nursing and other possible careers using the qualifications in Nursing.

'We want to engage with pupils and show them some of the practicalities involved in nursing and let them see the many career options that can be accessed through qualifications in nursing,' said John Lee, Head of Undergraduate Studies in the School of Nursing and Midwifery at Dundee.

Hands-on workshops on the day will include:

  • Preventing infection - it's more than washing your hands.
  • Mental health - what is it? Why should we care?
  • What do nurses do every day? Some skills you will learn.
  • What's it like to be a Child Nursing student?
  • Communication Skills

The schools taking part are:

Morning session:

  • Waid Academy, Anstruther
  • Auchmuty High School, Glenrothes
  • Carnoustie High School
  • Blairgowrie High School
  • Perth High School
  • Perth Grammar School
  • Community School of Auchertarder

Afternoon session:

  • Menzieshill High School, Dundee
  • Morgan Academy, Dundee
  • Madras College, St Andrews
  • St Pauls, Dundee
  • Harris Academy, Dundee
  • Community School of Auchertarder
  • Blairgowrie High School

For media enquiries contact:
Roddy Isles
Head, Press Office
University of Dundee
Nethergate, Dundee, DD1 4HN
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E-MAIL: r.isles@dundee.ac.uk
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