Kate White

Kate works in a specialised dementia unit caring for people with dementia who display challenging and complex behavioural needs.

BSc (Hons) Mental Health Nursing, 2016

How important was your Abertay degree in helping you pursue your career?

Very important, without the invaluable support and knowledge of the Abertay nursing lecturers this degree would not have been possible.

Since graduating can you describe your journey to your current career?

I graduated with a first class honours degree in Mental Health Nursing, whilst also being awarded the NHS Tayside Board prize for achieving the highest overall grades. Since graduating I’ve been working full time in a mental health hospital while pursuing a degree in mental health research.

“Challenge yourself and never give up – even when everything seems impossible”
Kate White | NHS Tayside | Mental Health Nurse

What does your current job involve?

My current job involves working with a specialised dementia unit caring for people with dementia who display challenging and complex behavioural needs, providing unconditional positive regard and support to those who need it most and their loved ones.

What is your lasting impression of Abertay and Dundee?

Abertay University is a creative, educational and supportive learning environment, which caters to those from all walks of life. University isn’t without its challenges but Abertay makes it that much easier.

What are your future aspirations?

Finish my Masters degree in research, do my PhD and get into lecturing.

 

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