Experiences on placement
It is 12:00 and I have an older male patient booked in for an ear irrigation.
The first day I wore my headscarf to work I was terrified; I had worked as a HCA for two years and been “undercover” with regards to my religion throughout that time.
Placement case studies
Ward 62 is a gynaecological ward at Darlington Memorial Hospital, and as a result can be emotionally tough for its first, second and third year nursing students.
New student nurses: What's it like on placement?
With placement one of the key reasons for student nurse anxiety, Sebastian has written a survival guide that will prepare you for your first day in no time.
Soon-to-be student nurse, Jade, asks “Should student nurses spend a year working as a HCA before starting their course?”
Learning disability nursing student, Joe, stepped out of his comfort zone and undertook a placement in Norway. He’d recommend the experience to anyone.
Chloe knew that at some point during her Year to Care, she would need to confront her feelings about death
One minute guides
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The first time
'Now that I've performed last offices, I know that I can do all those things I doubted I was capable of'
As a mother of three sons, it’s not often I feel nervous or worried about what I might encounter in my life. Then again, until now, I had never seen a dead body.
How to ...
The first in a three-part series on electrocardiograms explores continual monitoring
From the very first day you step into the classroom as a fresh-faced nursing student there is only one thing on your mind: putting on that uniform. You know, the one that shows the world that you did it, that you qualified as a nurse.