Category list : Freshers September 2016
Stories with this category.
Two years on and I can still remember the abject terror I felt when walking onto the ward for my first placement of my first year as a student mental health nurse.
It’s that time of year again when humid and sweltering days turn into chilly mornings, and amber leaves scatter on the ground. Summer draws to a close, but as the old adage goes “every end has a new beginning”. This September, many students will embark on an enlightening and exciting journey as a student nurse.
As a student nurse, as in life, knowing what you don’t know is as important as knowing what you do.
A conflict of interest can arise for any of us, perhaps if you have worked as an HCA or if an acquaintance is admitted to your ward, so it’s important to consider how you would handle it.
My training as a learning disability (LD) nurse has come with a vast range of different, challenging and interesting experiences.
Knowing that everyone is going through the same experience and I am not on my own kept me motivated through the ups and downs of my first year of nurse training.
Giving time helped me solve a patient's mysterySubscription
I chose to become a nurse because I wanted to take care of people, not just give them a plaster and send them out the door.
‘My general placement was an eye-opener’Subscription
My first year as a mental health student nurse has been challenging, rewarding and insightful, but one of my most memorable experiences was a placement at a general hospital alongside qualified adult nurses.
After completing my first year as a mental health nursing student, I’ve realised how far I’ve come over the past year and want to share what I’ve learnt with new student nurses.
How to make it as a student nurseSubscription
Every student nurse has two ‘inner’ thoughts. One being: “This is why I am going to become a nurse”, and the other being: “Am I really cut out for this?”