Blogs by student nurses for student nurses
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.
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.
It’s time to dispel the stereotypical global view that the nursing profession belongs only to women.
Student nurses come from all kinds of backgrounds and range in age from school leavers to more mature students.
It is well known that the number of nurses is falling, with experienced nurse leaders leaving the profession.
'Be kind to yourself'Subscription
I am in the midst of the last several weeks of my midwifery degree, and the pressure is on.
Evie Poole reflects on her experience of attending the The Association of Respiratory Nurse Specialists (ARNS) 2018 conference.
Times flies when you’re having fun, so they say – or when you’re training to be a nurse.
From PR to ERSubscription
Three years ago I left my fast-paced life as fashion PR manager in London and returned to the green, green grass of home in North Wales to follow my dreams of training as an adult nurse.