Portlethen pupil take part in RGU nursing course

Portlethen Academy pupil Morgen Sutherland attended the programme
Portlethen Academy pupil Morgen Sutherland attended the programme

A pupil from Portlethen Academy took part in a programme for those wishing to pursue a career in nursing at Robert Gordon’s University.

16-year-old Morgen Sutherland was the RGU’s Nursing Summer School, where a total of 26 pupils from across the north-east attended the programme.

It was a free educational experience to help interested pupils make more informed decisions about whether nursing is the right career choice for them.

It took place at the end of July, and during the week participants took part in various nursing activities which contribute to core skills required in the profession.

Jane Mair, lecturer of RGU’s School of Nursing and Midwifery, co-ordinates the Summer School with university colleagues, in collaboration with NHS Grampian.

She said: “The Nursing Summer School is desinged with senior pupils in mind so they can make a more informed decision about their career choice as their time at school comes to an end.

“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. Through different sessions we try to show the diversity of the profession.”