Comment on: 'As a student nurse, the future looks daunting'
I qualified 7 years ago, had almost got a job with the nhs ( interview, occy health, CRB ,and references all done) only to be told just as I graduated that I, and about 30 other students in the same position, that the job could not be offered after all!!! we were all devastated to say the least one of the girls went back to tesco to work as she had before the training. I was very lucky to get a job in the private sector where I have been ever since and would not want to work for the nhs , being a small cog in a big wheel!
I am sure though that you will get a job If you have any contacts within the profession make sure you follow them up as I think sometimes its who you know......
as a student nurse at 48 years old and on my first placement, i dealt with my first death of a patient. I was with a young care assistant of 23 who told me what to do , she was so caring and her "teaching" of how to perfom this duty has stayed with me. After the family had seen their well cared for relative, who had been washed and clean nightie put on. She said we must wrap the body as we would "a precious item" (this way of doing things ,she said had been passed on to her from another nurse" I felt privilaged to work with this girl so young but so compassionate