Three amazing years as a student nurse are coming to an end.
I am getting very close to qualifying as a RNLD, with all academic work completed and passed and just an elective placement to complete.
Student nurse editor, Michelle Parker, highlights the dwindling number of learning disability nurses
Attending the Student Nursing Times Awards ceremony was an exhilarating experience.
The learning disability student nurse cohort that I am part of had our final lecture together yesterday, eighteen of us left out of twenty three starters.
As a Student Nursing Times editor, I have been in some extremely privileged positions over the last year; I had the opportunity to attend the very glitzy 2012 Nursing Times Awards, where I was able to network and met some really inspirational nurses.I was actually sat on the same table as June Andrews who won the Chief Nursing officers lifetime achievement award and what an honor that was for a student nurse just about to start on her nursing journey. I have had the pleasure of
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As I am now in my final year of being a student nurse, I recently realised how far I have actually come since those first few weeks.
While updating my new academic diary this week I realised that I only have 14 more university sessions, two essays and three placements left until qualifying as a RNLD.
Unless you have been hiding in a cave this week you can’t fail to have heard that Jane Cummings has announced a new framework for nursing care.
I am in the camp that swears by it. My first ever networking event was the Positive Choices Conference - an annual, free two-day event for all learning disabilities (LD) nursing students. Since that one event my student nursing opportunities have exploded.