Pupils get hands-on experience in nursing

University of West of Scotland (UWS) recently hosted its annual nursing event for local schools in association with NHS Dumfries and Galloway.

The event took place in Browne House at the University’s Dumfries Campus on the 10th December and was attended by 80 pupils from 14 regional schools.

They included Annan Academy, Castle Douglas High School, Dalbeattie High School, Dumfries Academy, Dumfries High School, Douglas Ewart High School, Kirkcudbright Academy, Lockerbie Academy, Maxwelltown High School, Moffat Academy, St Joseph’s College, Sanquhar Academy, Stranraer Academy and Wallace Hall Academy.

This annual event provides senior school pupils in Dumfries and Galloway with the opportunity to attend the university for a day and to hear first-hand from nursing lecturers, NHS practitioners and nursing students about degree programmes offered locally at the Dumfries Campus and about the wide variety of career pathways available to nurses.

Kirstin Moffat from NHS Dumfries and Galloway also updated the pupils about the new hospital project which is where many of them may start their nursing careers.

During the day, pupils participated in six workshops.

Two of them focussed on the different tasks and roles nurses are faced with.