Blogs by student nurses for student nurses
Any university degree will be difficult. There is a huge step up from A level or access courses.
'Third-year students, you are not alone'Subscription
I have recently entered my third year of university where I’m studying to be a learning disability nurse.
Going back to university for the second time to study mental health nursing wasn’t an easy decision – not only for the financial side of things, but also because I’ve experienced my fair share of battles with mental illness.
“You won’t enjoy care home nursing.”
'It is important to accept support'Subscription
I’m often the one giving the support to family, friends and my relatively new group of confidants, my student nursing family and to people I may have only just met.
As a student, the thought of clinical placements conjures many thoughts and emotions. They vary between excitement, joy, intrigue, sadness, stress, anxiety and uncertainty, to name a few.
This is my journey of my children’s nursing elective in Arusha, Tanzania, with ‘Plan my Gap Year’, at a government hospital.
I had the amazing opportunity of working with the South Western Ambulance Service (SWAST) while on my elective placement.
'The first week was a huge learning experience'Subscription
I started my first week on my first placement of third year with a feeling of excitement, curiosity and an absolute bag of nerves.
Placement experiences can vary greatly among student nurses for a number of reasons.