Victoria is now studying child nursing

Victoria Pemberton completed the Foundation Degree in Community Health and Wellbeing and is now studying child nursing

Victoria from Cardiff took the Foundation Degree in Community Health and Wellbeing and is now studying the Child Nursing degree at USW.

"I love being a student nurse, it’s such a rewarding job. Whether I am on the wards, working in the community or in lectures or skills sessions, every day is different and an opportunity to learn.

"I am so glad I did the foundation community health and well-being course first. Knowing how competitive it is to get on to the child nursing course, I truly believe completing the foundation degree gave me a head start.

"It got me used to studying at level four and gave me a good background knowledge in public health which not only prepared me for my interview but supports my learning on the nursing degree.

"The support from my tutors was fantastic; they gave me the determination I needed to achieve the grades for child nursing.

"Early on in my course, I was diagnosed with dyslexia and the University were very fast in acting on it.

"I was given a lot of support, such as a personal study tutor who I met weekly to help with planning and time management. This has carried on into my nursing degree and I feel I am being supported in the best way possible.

"When I started the health and wellbeing course, I was unsure about where it would lead, but now I have a totally different mindset.

"It is a fantastic course that can support entry into different health and social care careers and is a huge starting point.

"I had a great experience."