Ian Unitt is student editor, Nursing Times and third-year learning disability nursing student at the University of Wolverhampton.
Well, I can’t really believe that I am here. I have passed all of my academic assessments; my PAD is all but signed off; and I am two weeks away from being a NQN (nearly qualified nurse). You would think that I am feeling euphoric, but I am not – I am mostly feeling exhausted.
This year is very special for learning disability nursing as 2019 marks the 100th anniversary of the profession.
I am writing this blog sitting in front of a log fire in a Finnish log cabin, surrounded by woods and looking out over Lake Ahtarinjarvi. It is without doubt the most beautiful place I have ever visited in my life.
Being a student nurse is tough and the academic pressures can really build up if you are not organised and proactive.
Hospital passports are written about a lot in the learning disability field, so this is a blog that I wasn’t going to write.
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Learning disability nursing is celebrating its 100th birthday next year, just as I hope to be taking my first steps in this amazing branch of nursing.