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."