Blogs by student nurses for student nurses
Placement experiences can vary greatly among student nurses for a number of reasons.
As new students pick up their stethoscopes for the first time around the country some may be wondering what will be expected of them. Keith Bradley-Adams offers some advice for not just these fledgling nurses but for all nurses across the UK.
So much has been said since the NHS bursary was scrapped. There is a petition for nurses to be paid the minimum salary started by John Worth but I wonder if it will be acknowledged.
As a student nurse who is in second year, I am terrified, I’m scared of what is due to come when I qualify.
The journey to becoming a qualified nurse is a long, difficult, winding road.
During my time on an oncology ward I had the pleasure of caring for a man who I will name Peter.
‘Twas the night before placement, and all through the house, not a creature was stirring, not even a mouse – thankfully – but the butterflies in my stomach seemed to be having a whale of a time.
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Before my I started my training, I worked for a residential home assisting young adults with profound learning disabilities.
We’ve all experienced it – a team being a member of staff short, our names on the board despite being supernumerary. It’s often difficult for staff to remember that we’re not there to work, we are there to find get relevant, educational nursing exposure.
By a process called psychological continuity, John Locke reasoned that personal identity is bound only to consciousness.