Secondary school pupils considering a career in nursing attended a week-long summer school at an Aberdeen university.
A total of 27 pupils from across the North-east took part in the programme at Robert Gordon University.
The programme, which was open to 16 to 18-year-olds, gave participants the chance to carry out various nursing activities and work within the university’s Clinical Skills Centre.
They also observed work within real clinical and theatre settings at Aberdeen Royal Infirmary and Dr Gray’s Hospital in Elgin.
Jane Mair, lecturer at RGU’s School of Nursing and Midwifery, co-ordinates the Summer School and said it gives youngsters the chance to see if it is a career they could do long term.
She added: “At the Summer School we try to show the diversity of the profession and the potential of very exciting career pathways.
“The experience involves adult, children and young people’s nursing, as well as mental health midwifery and learning disabilities.”