ARU Blogs — Ella

Mental Health Nursing student Ella

Faculty:Health, Education, Medicine and Social Care

School:School of Nursing and Midwifery

Course: BSc (Hons) Mental Health Nursing

Hi, my name is Ella and I am a first year Mental Health Nursing student.

Originally, I was nervous to apply for a nursing course as I had no previous healthcare experience. However, after attending one of the ARU Open Days I was reassured that this would not put me at a disadvantage. With the right work ethic and passion you will be able to succeed. regardless of your background.

During my time at ARU I have felt massive amounts of support from my course leaders and lecturers – I am confident that I have chosen the right university for me. Although most of my lectures have been online due to the coronavirus pandemic, I have still been able to easily connect and engage with other students. However, I cannot wait to be back on campus and experience the full student life ARU has to offer! I am so excited to be a Student Ambassador and to get the opportunity to share my knowledge. I want to give you a better insight into what it’s like to be a student nurse at ARU.

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29 July 2021

This year has been challenging for me but also extremely exciting. I have met some amazing nurses, tutors, friends, colleagues and patients who have uplifted me and guided me through this tough year… Read more…

22 February 2021

I entered my Mental Health Nursing degree with little to no experience in the field, and I had no idea what to expect. On top of that, a pandemic hit and COVID-19 meant my first-year of university would be a very different experience to those who went before me... Read more…

9 October 2020

It has always been apparent to me that I want to pursue a career that enables me to make a positive impact on someone else’s life. Before applying to university, I knew that I wanted to be a nurse. However, I had a tough decision to make as to which branch of nursing to choose. Read more…


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