Quite a few times over the past two years my role as a mother has conflicted with my role as a student nurse.
My little girl has learnt two valuable lessons this week. The first was discovering that oxo cubes are not chocolates. The second was concerning death.
Students place so much value on the experiences they gain in practice. Don’t get me wrong, I’m not saying this shouldn’t be the case but I think sometimes people forget about the importance of the theory side of the course.
Nursing Times' student nurse blogger Katy Michelle Rowan.
Katrina Michelle Rowan on bedpans, exams and the end of the summer holidays.
I have had a very tough few months as I have struggled with juggling university work, exams, placement, ill children and trying to keep my head above water as everything and everyone fights for my attention.
To me the whole point of writing a blog is to share with everyone what is happening in my life. I realise that some people may not agree with my opinions and perhaps disapprove of what I discuss, but I feel that writing this blog is a responsibility.
I have been on a bit of a learning curve these past few weeks. I don’t even know where to begin.
Congress – what an amazing adventure. I have had three fantastic days. Congress was so much more than I thought it would be. I have come away exhilarated and full of enthusiasm, it was such a fantastic opportunity and I am so glad I jumped at the chance to attend.
I am a typical girl when it comes to going away. Tomorrow afternoon I am leaving my family behind to go away for three nights. I am very excited, I have packed a ridiculous amout of clothes, I’ve gone a bit silly concerning party dresses and I’m wondering is four pairs of shoes to many? Tomorrow I am going to RCN Congress!
School holidays – don’t you just love them? It’s the ‘holiday’ bit that makes me laugh. I’m sure someone with a vindictive sense of humour designed that word. I don’t think student nurses who are also parents actually get holidays.