JENNIFER Hughes is heading off to America to see how health services work Stateside.
Jennifer, 21, who is currently studying at the University of Nottingham, is one of a five-strong group hoping to complete a four-week elective placement at the University of Evansville in Indiana.
The students will learn about the American health system, gain experience working with nurses in intensive care units, and attend conferences discussing cutting-edge medical research.
The Stateside placement will form one module of Jennifer’s Adult Masters of Nursing Science course, but she is now desperately looking for help to pull together the £3,000 she needs to make the trip a reality.
Jennifer, from Atherton, said: “I’ve been trying to work as many hours as possible on my part-time job at the local hospital to save money, and I’m applying to nursing unions and writing off to local companies in both Atherton and Nottingham for sponsorship.
“I’ll also be doing cake sales in the New Year, and my family are supporting me as much as possible, but if anyone has any other ideas for how to raise a bit of money to get the trip together, I would love to hear from them.”
Jennifer says the experience of visiting the University of Evansville will be invaluable to helping her achieve her ambitions of working in intensive care nursing and in research.
Jennifer was inspired to take up nursing after the death of her father John when she was 17, and said she hopes to work in intensive care nursing where nurses are able to make the biggest difference.
To sponsor Jennifer, contact her on 07825 397942 or email ntydjh4@no