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Psychiatric Nursing

Date of Review Oct 16, 2011 Go Back
Year of Study 2nd
Student Type Traditional
From Kilkenny Ireland
Social Life

Why did you choose your course?

i chose my course because i have wanted to be a nurse for as long as i can remember, however i didnt want to deal with blood or do the traditional general course so i chose psychiatric. i didnt get the points in the leaving cert so i chose to do a plc course and got in that way

Are you happy with your choice of course?


On reflection, what made it the right or wrong choice for you?

well, i suffer from a mental health problem which was recently diagnosed and debated whether i should switch to childrens nursing, however with discussions with my clinical hospital i chose to stay on.

How many hours of organised classes do you have per week? (labs,tutorials,lectures,etc)


Are your lectures/labs mainly based on or off the main campus?


Is your course weighted more on

End of year exams

Is there an option to study abroad on your course?


What are your favourite aspects of your course?

i love the fact that we have classes on a monday with just the psychiatric students.

What are your least favourite aspects of your course?

theres not much that i dislike about the course

Was your course what you expected?


What do you wish you had known before choosing this course?

i think there should be a general level for everyone first and then have the options to specialise in as transferring from one nursing to another increases fees and stops the grand


spacious, a no. of books, rentable laptops, good study space

Is there a good social life on your course?


Please describe

nursoc organises a no. of outings

Rate your course in terms of difficulty


Please rate your course in terms of workload

Less than other courses

Are you an active member of any societies?


If yes, please name the societies


Why do you enjoy being a member of this society? why should a prospective student think of joining this society?

my friends are a member

Are you a member of any sports clubs?


Please choose your sport(s) club

trampoline and caving

Are your training facilities easily accessible?


Are your training facilities at a good standard?


Do you feel that you are playing at a standard that matches your ability?

I don't know

What would be helpful to know before joining your sports club?

time tabling

Would you recommend getting involved in college sport?



good craic

How much do you spend on living every week (going out, food, transport etc.), excluding rent and bills?


Do you or have you lived away from home during college?


How much does your rent cost per month?


As a first year did you live in college halls?


If yes, where and why?

digs, feeling of intruding on the family and no freedom

How would you recommend this college to a friend?

good, nice people, good facilities, good support

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