Posts Tagged ‘Student’

Visiting a nursing-school in Austria, Krems

Sunday, January 25th, 2015

On friday I got sick. My little brother gave me a cold. But the cold didn’t stop me from visiting another city in the land of “Niederösterreich” – Krems. At my internship in Vienna I met a nice girl – Kristina. Kristina is a nursing-student in Krems and the first class which is going to take a bachelor-degree in nursing-sience in Krems. That means that our education is comparable internationally, or at least in Europe. To have a bachelor-degree in nursing-sience also gives the nursing-job a higher standart which in the end means better nursing for our patients.

At the “FH-Krems” or “University of applied science/Austria” I got to see that the university pretty much looks the same as in Calmare. But, there is a major difference (besides that the bachelor in nursing is very new): the view from the university is not the sea (as it is in Calmare). The view are amazing mountains with wine ranks! Take a look:

 

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Here you can see the FH with Kristine in front. On the left you can see a glimpse of the mountains.

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Just besides the university: a wine rank, of course.

At the university I had the chance to talk to a teacher and she wants med to have a presentation for students in Krems about Sweden and Calmars university Linneaus! Who knows, maybe Calmare can welcome Austrian students in the future! 😀

On my way to Vienna…

Monday, January 19th, 2015

It is sunday. I am about to start my journey of about 9 hours to Vienna, the capital of Austria in my former home country. I choosed to apply for an internship in Vienna because of different reasons. At first I thought that I wasn’t interested about going to Africa where a lot of my fellow students are right now. I wanted to go to Australia, or USA. But though of my big commitment to our nursing-student-movement in Calmare I didn’t have much time or energy to apply to the big cities in the world for an internship. I do not feel that this is an disadvantage though, because I now would live at my mothers apartment for 5 weeks for my internship in Vienna. (My mum lives outside of Vienna, about 30 minutes from the hospital).

All started one evening where I told my boyfriend Emil about the idea to do an internship in abroad. We had a discussion one evening and I talked about Austria and how convenient it would be to live at my mums and it wouldn’t be far to travel either. At that point I had looked up a hospital on the internet which was the biggest medstudents-university at least in Europe, I read (I am not totally sure about that, but I read it somewhere…).  He thought it would be a great idea and so I started the process of applying. I went to the homepage of the hospital (http://www.akhwien.at) and applied for an internship. The hospital answered me and told me how I should apply and wanted med to choose which part of the hospital I would like to have an internship at. So there I was, I had to choose between all of this:

 

Clinical Structure

Clinics

Clinical Institutes

So I went trough all the descriptions of the different wards, because there where a lot of them I had never hear of here in Sweden. After a while I found a field that caught my attention: organ transplant. I thought I would gain the most of my internship abroad if I choose a subject I had not heard about very much before and which wasn’t much established here in Sweden and especially not in Calmar. Calmar is a little city compared to the rest of Sweden and in the hospital in Calmare they don’t transplant organs currently. My second choice went to the psyatric ward, though I am really interested to know how they work with different diagnoses in Vienna. But that may be something I can look in later in my life – one step at the time.

So, here I am. Starting my journey to the most beautiful city in the world, they say, Vienna!

 

Byebye boyfriend

 

With tears in my eyes but hope in my heart I left Emil, my boyfriend, and Lovely, my horse – my little family would have to take care of Sweden without me the next 5 weeks.

 

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I “suited up” in my new skiing-jacket in perfect match to the train.

 

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Though most of my classmates toasted themselves for a long journey at the airport, I bought myself a glass of wine to celebrate that I finally headed to Vienna. Cheers!

 

“Auf wiedersehen” – Means: See you soon in Austrian. It is a common frase people in Austria use to say good bye.