“Nurses need to be stronger, tougher and louder”Subscription
Constant negativity in the media aimed at nurses and the health service, has student nurse Sarah worried about the future of the career she is training for.
Last week I found myself sat between Viv Bennett, the Director of Nursing for the Department of Health, and David Foster, the Deputy Director of Nursing.
Being a Fresher is huge. It’s the first time that many students have ever lived away from home, you’re thrown in with a bunch of strangers, and you enter a learning environment that is light-years different from anything you could have experienced in school.
'I find it really hard to say no to patients' Subscription
Before I started my training, I imagined I would sweep around the wards, being at my patients every beck and call.
This weekend, I went to visit my grandmother, a nurse who started training in 1949.
'Is Facebook a student nurse's worst enemy?'Subscription
Social networking is the student nurse’s biggest enemy, well that’s the impression I’ve been given …
You will hear it every day, you will be told how important it is, and you will have so many different models thrown at you that you wont know what to do with them. Yes, I’m talking about reflection.