Post-qualification student profiles
I am a ward manager at Guy’s and St Thomas’ NHS Foundation Trust and have now attended two study days at the School – Haematopoietic Stem Cell Transplantation and Haemato-Oncology Practice. The complex nature of work within haemato-oncology, and the range of specialist skills required for the day-to-day running of the unit, demand thorough understanding of best practice and clinical knowledge. Leading a specialist team requires safe and appropriate skills in order to provide consistent high standard nursing care. As a leading research and teaching university the reputation of King’s is world renowned and the experience of the study days has been extremely beneficial, the courses professionally delivered, and indeed also enjoyable. The information gained on the study days has augmented my knowledge and will prove invaluable in effectively leading my unit.
Dennis, Study Days
I chose King’s because I heard that it had a good reputation and produces outstanding graduates. The teaching was exceptional as it pushes you to achieve the best in both your work and performances. I work as a kidney recipient transplant coordinator at King’s College Hospital, caring for and getting patients fit for transplantation. As part of my BSc in Critical Care at King’s, I focused my dissertation on the shortage of organ donation to gain in-depth knowledge of the related issues that affects organ donation within the black minority ethnic populations. This has enabled me to analyse the social and cultural reasons that affect people’s decision to donate and look at ways to influence behaviour/attitudes to encourage organ donation. I now plan to roll out the research from my BSc onto a Masters’ programme at King’s.
Sonia, BSc (Hons) Critical Care