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ARU Blogs — Emily

Headshot of Emily Pryke, in student nursing uniform

Faculty:Health, Medicine and Social Care

School:School of Nursing and Midwifery

Course: BSc (Hons) Adult Nursing

Hi there! My name is Emily and I am a third-year student nurse studying at ARU Peterborough campus. I live about ten miles away from the campus, with my parents. I am fortunate to study my course whilst living at home (making it cheaper), but still face the same challenges all students face!

Having the opportunity to study at ARU has been amazing for me. I have made some great friends,. and some of the most intelligent and resilient lecturers who I will aspire to practice like in my future career.

I have been lucky enough to visit a wide variety of placements during my two years so far at ARU, including surgical, medical, intensive care and community – all of which I loved and have gained a wide knowledge from. Each one has been so different and individually given me so much comprehension I will take forward to my future practice. I am yet to decide where I would like to specialise and work, as each area has given me a great privilege and insight. But throughout my blogs I will share my individual feelings for each area I work in.

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25 September 2020

Nursing is the best career - yes I’m extremely biased, but it is! It's vital that you make time for yourself and take care of yourself, though. Here are some ways you can do that. Read more…

12 May 2020

Uniform is an essential part of kit a nurse requires to practice. Uniform not only includes the clothes you wear but also the accessories. I wear mine in university and out on placement, and here's what it consists of. Read more…

24 February 2020

As I have progressed into my final year of my nursing degree (eek!) I have developed my awareness of the importance of leadership, management and interlinking these fundamental aspects into one. Read more…

3 February 2020

Throughout my time as a nursing student I have witnessed technology becoming more prevalent and vital to all healthcare professions. And on campus too, it's supporting our learning. Read more…

6 December 2019

As I approach the end of my degree I am beginning to consider the different careers I can access. I thought as I make my way through all this research it would be helpful to share what I have found and what I am considering with you! Read more…

22 November 2019

As I approach the first placement of my third year (I know, it is as petrifying as it seems!) I look back to my first placement. What do I wish I'd known beforehand? Here are my hints and tips. Read more…

11 October 2019

Many people ask me and my fellow students why we chose nursing. When I have asked other people, I’ve heard many responses including ‘I wasn’t clever enough to get into medicine’… Read more…


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