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The Young Nurse Weekend

The Young Nurse Weekend

Ages 15-18 Live Online

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Overview

The Young Nurse Weekend gives students aged 15-18 an immersive experience of nursing. Across 2 days you will take part in a series of role-plays, seminars, simulations and Q&A sessions, all led by a wide-ranging group of experienced nurses. 

Attendance will give you a competitive edge in the race for the best universities, colleges and jobs in nursing, as well as providing a 'super-curricular' experience to add to your university or college applications. 

Highlights

Immersive Experiences of Nursing:

  • Experienced nurses from leading hospitals will guide you through live, interactive simulations, including:

  • Checking your patient's vital signs: blood pressure, pulse, respiratory rate, temperature, pain and oxygen
  • A live wound care demonstration 
  • Dealing with adult and paediatric diagnoses: compassion and long-term care
  • Delving into the complex needs of psychiatric patients and formulating a treatment plan

Career Coaching for Future Nurses:

  • Coaching by nurses on how to excel at every stage of the nursing admissions process

  • Model university or college applications 

  • Registering with the NMC
  • Coaching by experts on A-level/IB/college class choices; university/college and degree choices; extra-curricular activities; work experience; application and interview techniques

An Audience With Experienced Nurses:

  • Q&A time with a selection of leading nurses from a large range of disciplines

  • Unlimited lifetime access to our guidance and expertise. Students can contact us for further advice at any time

Boost Your University/College Application and CV/Resumé:

  • Attendance demonstrates you’ve gained key skills such as teamwork, communication, empathy and a commitment to nursing 

  • Complete the online assessment after the programme and receive a personalised certificate to include in your applications

Day 1: Essential Skills & Ethics

Day 2: Nursing Specialities

Day 1: Essential Skills & Ethics

11.00amThe World of a Nurse

- One of the world’s most rewarding life choices
- The Hippocratic Oath: your duties of care and compassion
- Key medical skills to enhance a patient’s quality of life
- The career: a world of life-changing possibilities

11.30amComing to Your Aid

- Face a series of challenges covered in nursing school including:
- Testing for proper hygiene using UV light technology
- Asking your patient the right questions and approaching difficult subjects with empathy
- A live emergency first aid demonstration: preserving life, preventing deterioration and promoting recovery

12.30pmVital Signs Examination

- Shadow a registered nurse as they monitor a variety of patients
- Learn to communicate effectively with your patient
- Work as a team to assess your patient and conduct a vital signs exam
- Consider the best course of action for the patient and receive live feedback

1.30pmLunch

2.30pmHandling Diagnosis & Treating Patients

- Learn how to deal with a diagnosis
- Meet patients recently afflicted by conditions including epilepsy, compound fractures and allergic reactions
- Use your expert medical knowledge to support the patient and family members

3.15pmNursing School Applications

- How to choose the right university and course: valuable advice from recent graduate
- The four fields of nursing: adult, children, learning disability and mental health
- Alternative routes into nursing
- How to get practical work experience: placements with the NHS and nursing homes

4.15pmMedical Ethics

- Explore some of the most controversial questions in medicine
- Work together to come up with different ways to reduce health disparities
- Develop the skills necessary to become a successful, forward-thinking nurse: foster inclusivity, dismantle barriers and support diverse perspectives of race, ethnicity, disability, gender and more

5.00pmPanel Q&A

- Live panel Q&A with nurses from a variety of backgrounds
- Get your key questions answered
- Receive valuable advice

5.30pmClose

*exact programme subject to change without notice.

Day 2: Nursing Specialities

11.00amNurse life

- Discover what a day looks like in the shoes of a nurse
- Identify why there is a high mental and physical demand
- Understand the importance of a healthy work & life balance
- Meet your multi-disciplinary team

11.45amOn the Ward

- Understand the meaning of a ward round
- Find out how the roles of ward round can be broken down
- Identify the impact a nurse has on patient care

12.30pmPsychiatric Nursing: Mental Health Ward

- Work alongside an experienced psychiatric nurse to treat a patient with anxiety and an eating disorder
- Build a relationship with the patient to encourage trust and correctly interpret their needs and concerns
- Delve into the complex needs of psychiatric patients: decide on the best treatment plan for your patient and receive live feedback
- Learn about the opportunities in mental health nursing to work with inmates and patients with addictions

2.00pmLunch break

3.00pmNeonatal to Paediatrics: Healthcare Treatment of Children

- Hospitals, hospices and community roles
- Child specialisms: the different pathways
- Live demonstration from a paediatric nurse: treatment of a recently-diagnosed illness
- Promoting self-care: emotional support for families with children who have long-term conditions

4.00pmCareer Coaching

- A-Level/IB/college subject choices
- How to make your university application stand out
- Excelling in interviews
- Work experience opportunities
- Employment options: NHS or a private hospital?
- Entering the NMC Professional Register and CPD

5.00pmPanel Q&A

- Live panel Q&A with nurses from a variety of backgrounds
- Get your key questions answered
- Receive valuable advice

5.30pmClose

*exact programme subject to change without notice.

Fees, Eligibility and Options

This programme is for students aged 15-18. No prior knowledge or experience is required. The programme involves a mixture of interactive simulations, exercises and Q&A sessions.

Programme Fee:

'Live Online’: £165/student for both days

In-Person: £165/student for one day (you can choose either day 1 or 2) OR £295/student for both days

There is no application process, and you can secure your place simply by clicking “Register Now”. We operate on a first-come first-served basis and programme places are limited.

Venues, Dates & Locations

London, UK

In-Person

26th - 27th November 2022

University College London (UCL)

Bloomsbury

London

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Live Online

In-Person

26th - 27th November 2022

11am - 5:30pm (UK time)

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In-Person

26th - 27th November 2022

University College London (UCL)

Bloomsbury

London

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Online

26th - 27th November 2022

11am - 5:30pm (UK time)

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AmbitionX

As part of your booking, you will receive 12 months’ access to our state-of-the-art tech platform, AmbitionX. Here you will find all of your programme materials and complete post-programme assessments to gain coveted ‘experience points’ to demonstrate your levels of professional development. You will also be able to access any of InvestIN’s Live Online weekend and evening programmes through AmbitionX at no extra cost.

COVID-19 Group

If the in-person programme is cancelled because of Covid-19 then students will have two options: i) move to the next in-person date; ii) move to the ‘Live Online’ version of the programme you selected and be refunded the difference in price. (If you pay via credit because you postponed a previous booking then the credit note will be reissued to you in full). Any government guidance on Covid-related safeguarding (such as the wearing of masks and social distancing) will of course be adhered to. We have managed to successfully deliver in-person programmes during the Covid-19 pandemic, including during the summers of 2020 and 2021, with excellent feedback. We are therefore highly experienced in giving students a fantastic experience even with social distancing rules in place.

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