I had my training in May, though intense it was very informative and helpful. I applied for a job that was advertised, I was shortlisted for interview and I was offered the job which I am starting on Monday 27th September. Thank you for the encouragement and interview techniques taught during the training. I am part of the success stories of transition from hospital nurse to practice nurse after almost 16yrs and despite suffering from long Covid after having Covid-19 twice.Thank you
I attended the Practice Nurse Training at Malvern 1st to 3rd November. I am delighted to tell you that I have been offered the first Practice Nurse post I applied for (found in Indeed.co.uk website), and will be starting on 1st February 2021. During the interview it was clear they were impressed by the content of the course and said it showed how interested I was in the Practice Nurse role. So thank you very much!!
I attended the Practice Nurse training course in Malvern in June 2021, funded by a Scholarship award from The League of St Bartholomew's Nurses.
Jane, Lisa and all of the course trainers combined a high degree of experience, insight into primary care nursing and a wealth of knowledge. They were professional, friendly and approachable and took extra time with anyone in the group who needed to practice the skills needed in a PN role, even offering themselves as body models for ECG training.
The course balanced theory and practical skills and covered PN interview techniques and confidence building skills. They kept reminding us that we all had experience and skills to draw on and that we have covered many of the 'fundamentals' in our nursing training. I had applied for a PN post at a local GP surgery and I felt that I had more confidence going into the interview, following the course. Jane and Lisa went the 'extra mile', emailing me likely interview questions and help with interview preparation, which was fantastic. I was offered a part time post by the GP practice following the interview and I am really looking forward to joining the primary care team in the next few weeks.
I am really grateful to Jane, Lisa and the team for their additional advice, encouragement and support before, during and after the training. If you are thinking of moving into a PN role, apply for this course - you won't regret it.
I attended your course in November and just thought I’d share my news with you. I have successfully set up an ear irrigation clinic in the private clinic I work in and this is going really well. In addition I have secured a position 2 days a week performing vaccinations…. Absolutely delighted and all due to attending your course. Many thanks.
Hello Ladies, Thank you for the slides! I just wanted to say a few things about the course and how amazing it was!
The depth of the context was far more than I was expecting and extremely helpful. I now have a clear understand of the requirements for the role and what I can do in regards to further reading and courses to aid me in being prepared for it!
Both speakers were brilliant and kept us engaged the whole way through, at not one time did I feel I was zoning out or that I was bored! Day one Sarah gave me such confidence to open the doors to the secret world of practice nursing and I so grateful for this.
Day two Sarah has open the doors to travel immunisations which was never even a possible job prospect for me!
They each made their teaching days exciting, interesting and relaxed.
I cannot put across my gratitude enough for what you ladies have put together here, the fog in the air in regards to practice nursing has finally cleared up and I am intact applying for a job tomorrow after visiting a GP practice today!!
So I just wanted to say a huge thank you to you all!
I can’t recommend the course highly enough. I came from a situation of never having only worked in secondary care. Thanks to you, now I have the confidence, the knowledge and some of the skills to put myself forward for a job in primary care. The speakers were very engaging and easy to listen to, the sessions were about how to do the nursing in practice and I really enjoyed the 3 days. They went so fast! Doing the course was in investment definitely worth doing.
I found the course really useful. Although I had worked previously for many years as a practice nurse, there had been a gap for me as I had spent the last 10 years in secondary care and education. Finding myself back in general practice was a joy, but I definitely needed to refresh my existing skills. In a way the course was like a ‘return to practice’ event and I was so glad to attend. Things evolve and change in nursing all the time and it’s crucial that we all keep our competencies up to date and evidence based – the course meant that I could be confident that my practice was just that. I loved the friendly and informal teaching style and found the environment a positive arena for learning, with great opportunity for lively discussion and debate. I certainly hope my colleagues on the course went on to secure the roles they were hoping for. I would not hesitate to recommend the course to colleagues, new practice nurses and those considering a career move from secondary care.
This course was as refreshing as it was brilliant. The content was exactly what I needed as a new practice nurse, and the tutors were both knowledgeable and approachable. There is no other course like this one available; I highly recommend it. Since completing the course, I have become a valuable team member at a very busy practice, and my nursing career is going from strength to strength.
I loved the course you guys ran last year. I was new to the world of practice nursing having changed from working in a hospital environment. The course covered all the general duties I would be carrying out as well as ear syringing and childhood immunisations, although the lecturer for ear syringing was a little too focused on damage to the tympanic membrane instead of technique. The atmosphere was relaxed and friendly with amazing supplies of stationary and refreshments, allowing us to make tea and coffee throughout the day was great as I am a tea addict. Lunch was an added bonus and beautiful sandwiches supplied. You were both respectful of the fact that we were nurses from all backgrounds and on occasion utilised that information. The course content was informative and I still refer back to my notes on occasion. It was a great course in helping me to understand my new role and responsibilities and would recommend anybody new to practice nursing or thinking of becoming one to take your course and I would undertake any additional training with you guys again.
Warm, friendly, approachable course leaders …… Beautiful food. Brilliant three days. Well done and thank you!
Lovely setting, very well organised, brilliantly looked after. Good content of material. Really enjoyed it.
Thank you for a great 3 days – very enjoyable, great company, excellent opportunities for learning and networking. Thanks for the delicious food
Great introduction to practice nursing and useful help, advice in obtaining skills.
Fantastic course! High recommend to new practice nurses. The ear care session was excellent – wound care session similar to this would be really valuable. Had a great time studying & munching on food provided… most appreciated with a big smile will recommend the course to fellow colleagues