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14 May 2020
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NWRC graduates Charlene Leonard and Eoin O’Kane completed the NWRC Adult Access course in Health and Welfare at Strand Road Campus and both went on successful careers in the NHS.

Mum of 4 Charlene completed the course in 2013, went on to graduate with a Bsc Hons in Adult Nursing from Ulster University, and now works as an acute nurse in Altnagelvin Hospital.

She said: “I always wanted to become a nurse and having been out of education for more than 5 years, this course provided me with a good foundation towards nursing. I found the course challenging as I had 4 young kids, however the support I received from the tutors was excellent. I would highly recommend this course to anyone interested in a career in nursing as it provides a great foundation to the nursing degree. I also made lifelong friends from my time at NWRC.

Eoin O’Kane who now works in the orthopaedic department in Altnagelvin Hospital said he chose the Access Course to open more doors for himself and have more choices in the future. He said: “The course was tough but got all the support I needed from my tutors. I would recommend other to do the course because it really makes you push yourself and it opens so many doors for yourself.

If you want to restart your education journey as an adult learner - you can find out more about our access courses in Health and Welfare, Science and Combined Studies, at ➡️

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