Find out what the current editors think of the role
Rebecca Wallett - Student Nursing Times Editor, Learning Disabilities branch
“This editorship primarily enables you to develop into a professional and it is great fun, the nursing times team are fantastic and will guide you through the whole process.
“I have been the student editor for the learning disability field for nearly a year now and I am still as excited about being it as I was when I was first appointed this role.
“As a student editor I have been given an opportunity to voice my ideas, concerns and the good bits within the learning disability field.
“I won’t lie beneath all the excitement of becoming an editor I was shaking in my boots(quite literally), worried about the responses my articles may attract from those who read them. However, I came to realise that any response -negative or positive- is good, it’s all part of developing as a professional.
“I put myself forward for this position with no expectation of being chosen and I am still flabbergasted as to how I got it, but I am so glad I did.”
Victoria Abrahams - Student Nursing Times Editor, Adult branch
“I’ve found being a Student Nursing Times editor a great way to chat to people and open my horizons.
“I genuinely don’t think without the role I would have got my NQ job in a hospice - they were so interested in it and it gave me a bit of confidence to chat.
”The role hasn’t quite been what I had expected - I think I expected to have to do more. But as I’m in my final year it was probably for the best!
“I think the recruitment process was actually a really good way of telling if someone could do the role. I enjoyed writing my little piece and even if I hadn’t have gotten the role it would have been good experience.”
Hazel Nash - Student Nursing Times Editor, Mental Health branch
”Student Nursing Times is a celebration of the incredible work of student and qualified nurses and midwives, so valuable at a time when our professions are under attack from funding cuts and staffing restrictions. It is a community where members can share experiences and understanding and, from learning about others, we can all grown and learn about ourselves.
”The editorship was an amazing opportunity to share what I had learned and experienced over the past two and a half years, celebrate the amazing contributions of other staff and look more deeply into the key issues that are affecting nursing and midwifery.
“As a student editor, I have seen my focus change from my own career path and personal progression, to understanding the nursing and the health service as something larger.
“I expected the role to be a great opportunity to practice and hone my skills of reflection, which has been invaluable! I had not expected the impact this would have on the rest of my life because, by being in the habit of reflecting and taking time to write down my experiences, I have learned more about myself personally as well as professionally.”
Have you got what it takes to represent your branch as a Student Nursing Times editor? Apply here!