Graduate Case Studies :: Nigeria :: Mary


  • Country
  • Company
    Avon and Wiltshire Mental Health Partnership
  • Job Title
    Mental Health Nurse
  • University
    University Southampton

Please give a brief description of your job and what it involves?

My role involves delivering of holistic care to client in a therapeutic environment. Working with them and their family members or relatives to restore back their health. Offering 1:1 time with clients to explore their thoughts and mood. Promoting independence. Administration of medication. Communicating effectively with client. Handing over clients care and documentation. Assessing risk to client and others. Safe recording keeping.  

What key advice would you give to current students who would like to get into a similar job to you?

Ensure that you know what the job entails and be sure you′re the right candidate for the job.

Why do you think you got this job e.g. what skills/knowledge/experience etc?

Burning passion right from childhood( I love caring for people). I possess good communication skills and good listening skills. Experience gained during placements as part of my degree course as well as work experience as a health care support worker.

Please feel free to add anything else that you think would be useful.

Researching into field of interest and perhaps ask questions from experienced people as well as attending seminars such as job career fair.