Hearing and reflecting on lived experiences is central to ensuring midwifery care effectively supports families in the transition to parenthood. However, midwifery education is intense, time pressured, content and NMC competency specific so for students engaging with women’s lived experience is often limited to routine postnatal visits. Student NT editor for midwifery, Holly Morse, explains more…
Professional expectations as a studentSubscription
You will hear the phrase “you must act professionally” many times as you enter into your nursing training, but what does it really mean? Rather than it simply being about turning up adhering to the uniform guidelines and being punctual, it is more about your attitude and behaviour, explains student NT editor, Alisha Poole.
Compared to the general population, individuals with learning disabilities face a significant amount of inequality when it comes to accessing health care services, explains Student NT editor Rebecca Hammond.
Should you go private when you qualify?Subscription
Choosing where you’re going to work when you’ve qualified is a complicated choice. Do you want to work with adults or children? Do you do a year in acute first or go straight to a specialist ward? Should you stay in the trust you trained in or try somewhere new? But the hardest and perhaps most controversial question of all is – should I work in private healthcare?
My placement at a children’s hospiceSubscription
When Student NT editor Desiree Deighton explains to others that her elective placement is at a children’s hospice, she often hears “oh gosh, now that’s one thing I couldn’t do!” Except that, for Desiree, it was the happiest place she had ever been…
Language and resistanceSubscription
Starting midwifery training, no matter what your previous experience, is a voyage into so much that is completely new, says NT’s student for midwifery, Holly Morse.
How to manage your stressSubscription
It’s easy to understand why being a nursing student is stressful, explains NT student editor Alisha Poole. You’re juggling long placement hours, essays, deadlines, studying and often a paid job as well…
Rebecca Hammond, student NT editor for the learning disabilities branch, wants to remind all student nurses that taking care of number one is easy to forget, but important to remember…
Dealing with abuse on your placementSubscription
In this week’s blog, Heather Phelan, student editor for mental health, discusses her experiences working with verbal abuse and compassion fatigue.
In her final column of 2017, children’s nursing student editor, Desiree Deighton, reminds us that problems don’t stop existing just because it’s the holidays…