Life update: Keep calm and nurse on

Hi there! If you’re new to my blog, my name is Georgia and I study Nursing at the University of East Anglia. I’ve recently started my 3rd and final year of Nursing school.

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In my 1st semester (Module 5) we focus on critical care and complex needs, whereas in the 2nd semester (Module 6) we focus on preparation for future practice and begin job hunting.

Firstly, I’ve just decided the topic of my dissertation and had positive feedback from my personal adviser. The deadline to submit my dissertation is by mid January 2017, so I have planned to finish it by the end of December. I’m going to be looking at a specific cardiac disease but I can’t reveal too much details for confidentiality reasons.

Secondly, my Japanese husband has just moved in to London for a new job, hence I will be able to see him more often. In fact, I’m going to spend this weekend in London so keep checking for new vlogs coming up.

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Thirdly, I have set aims and goals for me to achieve this academic year. Academically, my target is to get over 60-65% as an overall mark. Work-wise, I have set my heart on London so I will be looking for jobs there once I finish my dissertation. I must admit that it feels like only yesterday when I started this course and now…here I am…thinking about where to work and what specialist area I would enjoy. One thing I know for sure is that I really enjoy working on wards in large hospitals and I would love to go into cardiology, however, hospitals don’t always have jobs available straight away. But hey, any ward can be nice if you are supported by a friendly team.

I will be posting more soon.

Comment below if you have any questions.

 

What I love about UEA

I’m in my final year of Nursing at the University of East Anglia. I wanted to share with you reasons why I love being a student here in Norwich, UK. Where do you study and what do you love about your university?

Cooking spinach quiche & evening with friends

This vlog is all about how to cook a light fluffy spinach quiche & eating homemade food with my friends.

Light fluffy spinach quiche:
Ingredients:
Shortcrust Pastry (375g)
4 eggs
250g spinach
1 medium onion
200g feta cheese (or mature cheddar)
150g Crème fraîche (or mayonnaise)
150ml double cream
100ml milk
salt & pepper to taste
How to cook:
pre-heat your oven to 200 degree C.
I think it’s a good idea to put your pastry over aluminium foil or baking paper so it doesn’t stick to the baking tray/dish, however you could use butter to prevent sticking too. I pre-baked my pastry shell for about 10 min. Make sure you poke the bottom with a fork so it doesn’t bloat. Meanwhile, wash your spinach and onion.
Slice the onion. Make your mixture by lightly beating 4 eggs, then add the Crème fraîche, double cream, milk, salt and pepper and mix. Then you just put layer of spinach at the bottom of the pastry, followed by a layer of onion, followed by a layer of cheese and you keep repeating until you reach the top. The final layer should be a layer of cheese. Finally, pour over the mixture and bake in the over for 45 minutes at 200 degrees C.

Back to school: What’s in my bag??!

Here’s all the essentials I keep in my school bag. I start the final year of my Nursing degree this Monday. Eeek!

This year the pressure is real! I start off module 5 with a dissertation and then I have a 2500 words essay + poster on service improvement! Around Easter job hunting season begins for me.

UEA, here we go again into the hustle and bustle of university life. I hope I enjoy all of it.