Experiences on placement
An new initiative by a London university has provided student children’s nurses with placements in the community and the chance to observe normal child development
Meet Poppy, a student nurse who bravely spoke out about poor care on placement twice, and experienced a different reaction each time
Before I started my community placement I was not excited. My placement was with a city team, covering seven GP surgeries and I was expecting a slow paced day spent mainly dealing with leg ulcers.
Lecturer, Mark Gagan, recalls a the strict hierarchical system that existed when he trained. How things have changed!
Student nurse, Catherine, found healthcare professionals gave mixed reactions to her dyslexia diagnosis
My first placement: An emotional rollercoasterSubscription
Hannah found she experienced a different emotion every hour while on placement at a nursing home
Facing end of life care on my first placement, with limited experience was a challenge. I found myself questioning myself, my experience and my student nurse title.
Regardless of the move to degree-only training, or the increasing emphasis on evidence-based practice, compassion and care still underpin nursing and are by far the most fundamental aspects of the role.
Does being supernumerary hold us back?Subscription
Let me start by saying, I completely understand and agree with the reasoning behind student nurses having supernumerary status.
The first week on a new placementSubscription
Starting a new placement is probably the scariest, yet most exciting, part of the student nursing calendar