North-east secondary school pupils who wish to pursue a career in nursing have been trying it out for themselves recently at Robert Gordon University’s Nursing Summer School.
A total of 26 pupils from secondary schools across the north-east - including Meldrum Academy - attended the programme at the end of July for a week long taster of what is involved in nursing.
The programme, which is open to 16 to 18 year-olds, is a free educational experience to help interested pupils make more informed decisions about whether nursing is the right career choice for them.
During the week participants took part in various nursing activities which contribute to core skills required in the profession.
Jane Mair, lecturer at RGU’s School of Nursing and Midwifery, said: “Nursing is a challenging and rewarding profession and the summer school highlights that as it gives pupils the opportunity to see if it is something they can see themselves doing in years to come.”
Recruitment for RGU’s 2017 Nursing Summer School will commence next Spring.