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ARU Blogs — Abbi

Selfie of Abbi Jordan-Bland, with a snowflake filter, wearing a nurse's uniform

Faculty:Health, Medicine and Social Care

School:School of Nursing and Midwifery

Course: BSc (Hons) Child Nursing

Hi! My name is Abbi and I am a BSc (Hons) Child Nursing student in Chelmsford. My time is split between learning in university (in lectures and practical skills sessions) and learning in practice in either the wards of hospitals or out in the community.

During my first year of university, I lived on campus and I am currently living in private accommodation with three of my friends.

I have already been on placements in a general paediatric ward, a day surgery unit, a neonatal unit and Health visiting. I am about to start my placement in A&E (Accident and Emergency.) I have really enjoyed all of my placements so far and have realised through them how committed I am to become a child nurse and how I cannot wait until I am qualified.

Outside of my studies, I work at the university as a Student Ambassador in a variety of events such as campus tours, nursing interview days and open days. I am also part of the RAG society and committee, a fundraising society, in which we organise events to raise money for our chosen charities such as Amnesty International, East Anglia Children’s Hospices, books2Africa and AIDS Orphan.

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21 March 2019

What's the best way to secure your first role as a registered nurse? Child Nursing student Abbi shares her tips for applying for jobs, including using the services on offer at ARU. Read more…

18 December 2018

University can be challenging, but at ARU our students can access a range of support services. Student nurse Abbi looks at the study skills support on offer. Read more…

1 August 2018

As a university student you might be balancing your studies and assignments with part-time work, and opportunities to relax and socialise. Here's Child Nursing student Abbi with her top tips on how to organise your time. Read more…

27 June 2018

Part-time work can be a useful way to earn money and gain experience while at university. Child Nursing student Abbi talks about finding work that fits around her studies, through ARU's campus employment bureau. Read more…

27 June 2018

Child nursing student Abbi talks about her placement in health visiting, where she worked in the community with babies and their families. Health visiting is just one career you might go into as a registered nurse. Read more…


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