Third year, children’s nursing, University of Birmingham
Hello! My name is Holly and I’m a third year children’s nursing student studying at the University of Birmingham.
I am delighted to have been chosen as the editor for the child branch and hope to promote children’s nursing as a career choice, get involved in new discussions as well as offering support and advice to current students.
Like many student nurses, I started my nursing training directly after leaving school. Balancing leaving home for the first time with revision, socialising, placements as well as trying to be a ‘normal’ student has been a massive learning experience and I have definitely benefited from the support of other student nurses.
I have valued advice and experience, particularly from students in third year and now that I am in third year, I would like to help other students manage the challenges that they face as well as provide a positive outlook on nursing as a whole.
I would also like to use this editorship to apply my keen interest in politics, writing and current affairs to combat misconceptions of nursing as well as to fight for the future of the nursing profession. As soon-to-be members of the NHS workforce, I believe that giving student nurses a voice and reasons to stay motivated is key in preserving the NHS for years to come.
Please do not hesitate to get in contact if you have any questions or topics that you would like me to cover!