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One exam to go then I will have successfully finished my second year. It’s been a struggle, made harder by moving into my own home and getting both a new job and puppy in the space of four months but I’ve made it and I’m still functioning well - thanks largely to chocolate and energy drinks.
Whilst training for my learning disability nursing degree I am also a support worker for a fantastic charity.
'We must evolve our terminology to reflect our approach to care. Let's start with 'service user''Subscription
I think it’s fair to say that learning disability nurses are all too familiar with a variety of often puzzling terms used to identify the individuals we support. But there is one term in particular that, put simply, has to go.
As a learning disabilities nursing student I hear the word complex used to describe aspects of the lives of individuals we support.
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This time last year I was preparing myself for my first placement of my first year of learning disability nursing training; I was terrified.
I speak from experience when I say that learning disabilities nursing training is a callous experience
My first year in training as a learning disability nurse (LDN) was a rollercoaster ride to say the least.
Elouise Haikney qualified in April as a children’s nurse. Student NT Editor, Chloe, finds out about her first job and discusses her transition from student to registered nurse.
People can achieve a great deal if they have support to display their abilities, says Ruth Northway
We talk to Sylvia Duval who is a second year student of learning disability nursing at London South Bank University.