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Em Johnson

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  • Comment on: How do parents cope with the reality of a nursing course?

    Em Johnson's comment 8 September, 2014 5:37 pm

    I'm a PG Dip Adult Student Nurse (one year down, one to go). My son was two when I started and it has been hard. I've had to rely on various bits of childcare and my husband but, it will be worth it.

    The key is to make sure you do your essays promptly and get them in, so you can enjoy the time between assignments together. Don't be the person who messes around and leaves it too late because your head won't be in the right place for fun.

    I make sure when I do have time off that I spend it with him. It hurts at times because he does talk about how I am not always there but, I know this is for the best. It's worth it when he tells people that his Mummy is a Nurse!

    My Top 5:
    1. Have a good partner / family and USE THEM!
    2. Make sure you get essays in early so you have more focussed family time
    3. Be proud of what you are doing and they will be proud of you.
    4. Make the most of any time you have off with your family
    5. Be prepared to be poor.

  • Comment on: Your mentor is putting a patient at risk - what do you do?

    Em Johnson's comment 8 February, 2014 10:57 pm

    I would feign ignorance around correct SC technique and ask her how she knows how to do it correctly. I'd get her to demonstrate to me how to do is so I know how to do it properly.

    In an ideal world she would recognise her own mistakes and this would improve things.

    If she didn't then I would mention to her about the way we were taught at Uni and see if I could demonstrate proper technique.