Health – Supporting the Adult Nursing Team T Level

a nurse taking a patient's blood pressure
Getting Ahead

Health - Supporting the Adult Nursing Team T Level at Alton Campus

Welcome to T Level Health and Nursing! This exciting new course starts in September and we will be based in our new state of the art simulated hospital ward facility. We are really looking forward to meeting you and working with you over the next two years. Below are some links to some interesting activities, videos and reading for you to complete before you start with us.

a nurse taking someone's pulse on their wrist

In 300-500 words we would like you to write a statement explaining why you would like to be a nurse. Try to include evidence of your own independent reading and research into the profession in your writing. Please bring this with you to your enrolment interview.

The medical terms you hear today are mostly derived from Latin or Greek. Do some research – find out what these terms mean and give an example; the first one is done for you:

Suffix Meaning Example
-itis Inflammation of

 

Tonsilitis ( inflammation of the tonsils)

 

-pathy  

 

-edema  

 

-emesis  

 

Below is a selection of articles including the Nursing and Midwifery Council newsletter, the history of nursing and articles on famous nurses through time who helped to develop and shape nursing as a profession today.

What is nursing really like in this current climate? The below video shows what it has been like nursing through the COVID-19 pandemic.

What will my life be like as a student nurse on placement? Find out below.

What was it like to be a nurse throughout history? View the video below to find out.

Nursing wasn’t always the respected profession it is today! In the middle ages, nursing didn’t exist as it does today, and the role was carried out by nurses and monks. By the 1600s nursing wasn’t regarded as a ‘profession’ and was seen as a role for women of ‘low morals!’

It wasn’t until the 1850s that nurses began to be seen as the professionals they are today and started to wear a uniform. That uniform has changed throughout the years, from floor-length pinafores and starched caps to the tunics and trousers we more regularly see today. This link gives you the full history of Nurses uniforms with some pictures of the uniform through the ages.

For the T Level, we would love you to be prepared and ready with your uniforms (don’t worry, no starched caps here!). Below are the links to buy your uniform from – paler blue in colour, please. (If they are out of stock, please shop elsewhere for a similar one) You will also need black trousers and sturdy black shoes – nobody needs a hospital bed rolling over their feet in flip flops! Also included below is a link to buy a ‘fob watch’, a nursing staple. This isn’t a requirement, and some of you might want to buy a special one to start your nursing career. Your lecturer Emily still uses hers she was bought at 18!

*This is a representation of your learning space and may not be the exact room you will be using

My experience with the teaching and support was really well, as I’m dyslexic, they helped me a lot and I’ve achieved good grades, so I’m really pleased.

Thomas McCann, A Level student

My experience at the College was great, it’s very different to school, and I think it’s a good step to going to university. The support was amazing, I loved all of my teachers, they helped me through everything. The College is friendly and you will succeed.

Heidi Adamson Brattland, A Level student

I got into both of the universities I wanted to. It happens so fast and it’s an amazing feeling when you think that all of the work you’ve done has paid off in the best way possible.

Anton Sukhorukov, A Level student