Study advice for new student nurses
September is an exciting and nerve wracking time for most new starters at university.
There are a lot of things demanding your attention at the moment and the start of any course can feel overwhelming, however you can do a lot to make this transition easier, writes Nicky Lambert
First, I’d like to congratulate you on your position on one of the most rewarding courses in the world. Well done - all that hard work finally paid off.
So why adult nursing?Subscription
When you start university there is one question you can guarantee you’ll be asked: “name, cohort and branch?”
It may sound cheesy, but starting your nursing course really is the beginning of the rest of your life. I started my training a year ago and still remember the pep talk I had from my friends - “Be nice” - that’s what they told me. I didn’t realise that they, my friends of 15 years, actually thought I was anything less than nice!
Intentional rounding: what do you think?Subscription
Student nurse James Merrell discusses engaging staff with intentional rounding and the moral and ethical implications it carries
Building a support networkSubscription
During your nursing course, the support from others in the same boat is invaluable.
Fasten your seatbelts and hold onto the lap bar, you are about to ride the most wonderful rollercoaster in the world!
Mental health branch editor, Katie, gives you the run down on how to make the most of first year.
Student editor fresher advice: Children's branchSubscription
Rachael shares with you what she wishes someone had told her before she started her Children’s nursing course