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As a learning disabilities nursing student I hear the word complex used to describe aspects of the lives of individuals we support.
I will always remember my first ever placement; it was straight after the high of Christmas and New Year and in the middle of the January blues and my cohort was sent off to sample our first ever ‘long day’ and infamous ‘night shift’.
'There is simply no more room at this inn'Subscription
After almost two years on the course, you would hope that I would have perfected an answer to the following question: “what do you mental health nurses actually do all day?”. However, I have not.
'It's time to talk money - and take action'Subscription
Money is a funny subject to the English; we all want more of it but we seem too embarrassed to talk about it.
'Lack of support on placement? Get trending'Subscription
This time last year I was preparing myself for my first placement of my first year of learning disability nursing training; I was terrified.
Are student nurses disillusioned with nursing?Subscription
In this age of (over)sharing on social media, I am fully aware of the negative impact the proposed changes to the NHS are having on the morale of student nurses.
'How nursing shines brightest at night'Subscription
This week is my first set of nights working with the psychiatric assessment team in a general hospital.
Yesterday was my first day on placement - and it rather went to pot.
I speak from experience when I say that learning disabilities nursing training is a callous experience.
When you can’t do right for doing wrongSubscription
In her first blog as child branch student editor, Danielle discusses how she learnt to use criticisms to help her develop as a nurse.