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'Am I cut out for nursing?'


Don't give up! This is from a third year student who had learnt english here from scratch , and has since managed to be counted. It is not easy to get into a new environment and start interacting as if you were one of the group. But, my secret and advice to you is: keep smiling, approaching any patient and introducing yourself. One of the first and simplest questions are the following (how are you doing? how are you finding it here? how long you have been here? )-meaning find some close-ended questions to kick-start a conversation. From, your first question, you will get an answer, that would give you the opportunity to listen, nodding, and possibly exploring around the given answer. I know it is uncomfortable, worse for me who struggled to speak fluently. But I know you can... NURSING IS FANTASTIC, an industry where you can't stop talking, and thriving as an individual, but improtantly impacting positively other people's lives. Be courageous...

Posted date

4 September, 2016

Posted time

12:44 pm