Blogs by student nurses for student nurses
Now in my final year of nursing, it is time for me and many other student nurses to write our final personal development plan.
I am a ‘mature student’, in my final year of adult nursing. I have many years of experience working in a hospital setting and nursing is all I have ever wanted to do.
Bridges are designed to have a basic function to allow people to move from point A to point B with minimum risk.
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.
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.
'We all need compassion and kindness'Subscription
Before my I started my training, I worked for a residential home assisting young adults with profound learning disabilities.