Ask a student nurse
Getting module results which are below what you were expecting can be a blow to your confidence, self-esteem and sometimes, your outlook on life. It will certainly leave you questioning why on earth you bother.
I recently climbed Mount Cavell in Jasper, Canada, in memory of World War One nurse Edith Cavell with thirty-five nurses and student nurses.
Living on a student budget
Student nurses who are also mothers are dropping out of their degrees due to the “very patchy” support given by universities to help them deal with the realities of the course and placements, according to new research.
I recently talked at a fringe at the NUS Conference on behalf of Unison on a topic that impacts upon all of us as student nurses; that of the state of financial support given to nurses in training.
New student nurses: How do I cope financially?
There are foolproof ways to collect cash at school through watching your spending on food, textbooks, alcohol and credit cards.
“Housework is not exercise,” reports the Mirror today. It goes on to say that cleaning is “not intense enough” and that those who disagreed “were often fat”.
Your mental health
My primary emotions when stepping onto the ward of a new placement are curiosity and tension as I wonder if I will live up to expectations of my peers.
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.