Sheffield?

  1. Can anyone tell me about nursing in Sheffield? Also, anything about the city and surrounding area?

    American nurse-to-be, thinking of UK.
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  3. by   Whisper
    I can't tell you about nursing in Sheffield, only my experince as a visitor to the Hallamshire and Childrens Hospital.
    ( I presume you mean Sheffield South Yorkshire not Penzance Cornwall?)
    Sheffield is a great city, lots of nice shops and is near to MeadowHall (a big shopping complex. It has lots of concerts and is a lot larger than the surrounding towns. It used to be a steel based industry but is now more buisness based, and is a thriving city in South Yorkshire.

    And as it is up north, you are likely to get a warm welcome, I practically grew up in the childrens hospital visiting my sister and I have fond memories of the city.

    I can't think of anything else specific, but here are some website links:

    http://www.bbc.co.uk/southyorkshire/
    http://www.hallamfm.co.uk (local radio station)

    Hope that helps

    Whisper
  4. by   nurse_olive
    thank you.
  5. by   Silverdragon102
    Quote from nurse_olive
    Can anyone tell me about nursing in Sheffield? Also, anything about the city and surrounding area?

    American nurse-to-be, thinking of UK.

    I trained at Sheffield when I converted to RN. The university does the training but the nursing school is not based in Sheffield but outside at a place called Dearne Valley, but nursing placements are done at a few surrounding hospitals i.e Sheffield, Doncaster, Rotherham and Barnsley. You have a choice of placements hospitals and if I remember rightly if you for example pick Sheffield as your base then you will have hospitals in sheffield for your placement and if you choose Barnsley as your base then you work at hospital in Barnsley. I trained in Barnsley and the hospital is continually expanding and experienc is varied.
    Living in a city might be a bit more expensive than living in a town. The travel service within the various places are not too bad, they have their ups and downs and within South Yorkshire there is plenty to do and see.
    Hope this is of some help. PM me if you want any more info.
    Anna
  6. by   gravepenguin
    I am currently doing my advanced diploma in nursing studies at sheffield university based at manzers campus. Sheffield is a great city with some of the best hospitals in the UK, most specialities are catered for in the city plus there is great shopping and night life, i moved here 6 years ago and haven't regretted it. Living expenses are high in the city but there is lots of accomodation available. Good luck!
  7. by   noosenus
    Quote from nurse_olive
    Can anyone tell me about nursing in Sheffield? Also, anything about the city and surrounding area?

    American nurse-to-be, thinking of UK.
    Ive just started work South yorkshire and the place is great the people are so friendly. Im working in the renal unit and its so nice its brand new and clean and they are hiring like crazy at the moment we are dead short, if your interested send me a message we could do with a nice amerrican around our unit!

    jay
  8. by   nurse_olive
    Would anyone in or near Sheffield like to private message me?
  9. by   Silverdragon102
    Quote from nurse_olive
    Would anyone in or near Sheffield like to private message me?
    You can PM me if you want with any questions Lived in the area for a long time
  10. by   Whisper
    You can PM me if you like.

    I live in South Yorkshire, (15 minutes by train and 45 mins by road away from Sheffield)
    I work in East Yorkshire though, so I do't know much about the hospitals.

    Whisper
  11. by   catz
    Quote from nurse_olive
    Would anyone in or near Sheffield like to private message me?
    i trained in sheffield, and worked at the childrens hospital. now live bout 45mins away but am their regularly since my friends sytill live their.

    feel free to add me to your pm list too

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