Some students have been allowed to do all sorts on placement, others have only observed.
As student nurses, we aren’t involved in restraint. But if you’ve had an inpatient placement or work as a support worker on a ward, chances are you’ve probably seen it happen.
Last week I was involved in an incident that left me physically injured and extremely shaken up.
Student nurse, Natalie Moore, argues against the case of asking potential student nurses to work a year an HCA before starting a degree course
As I was researching my last essay I came across a lot of literature arguing that assessment is the fundamental basis of mental health nursing.
It has been a difficult week for nursing, what with the publication of the Francis inquiry in to the failings of the Mid Staffordshire NHS trust and highlighting of concerns within the NHS in general.
When I did my English degree before I started nursing, I didn’t get to know any of my cohort.
When I told them my friends in advertising how I use social media as a student nurse they were surprised, but to me it makes perfect sense.
My experience of working in adult mental health so far has very much been alone the lines of “you are a nurse, this is your patient, you give them treatment and that is it.”
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Natalie Moore, student nurse editor for mental health nursing, lets us in on her top revision tips …
At my university, the first year for all nursing branches, paramedics and ODPs is called a common foundation programme. It provided us with the fundamental skills needed for working in healthcare and introduced us to anatomy and physiology, psychology, sociology and healthcare law.