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Second year student nurse, Prudence, considers why we so often say we want to be a nurse “to make a difference”
I hated school with a passion.
It seems as if there is an awareness day for everything now. My favourite, which is coincidentally on my birthday, is National Lumpy Rug Awareness Day. However, this blog is about a day that is close to my heart: World Suicide Prevention Day, which this year was on 10 September.
As I start my last week as a student nurse, I seem to have developed an overwhelming urge to share my so-called wisdom with fellow nursing students and those who may be considering applying for nursing training.
In July, I travelled to Lordes with the charity HCPT as my elective placement.
I was scrubbed in assisting a surgeon who was doing a wedge resection, potentially leading to a lobectomy.
It was time for feedback from my placement. As I scrolled through the comments section one in particular caught my attention: “She needs to be encouraged to see that it is important to keep her health a priority as well”.