Experiences on placement
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
Student nurse, Emma Corbett, recalls her first experience giving last offices, having never experienced working with a dead body before