Kerisha Francois-Kastner gives us a poem about her experiences as a nurse in training
Bear with me, I’m a student,
I do not know it all. So please guide and support me and help me when I fall.
I know that you are busy with a hundred different tasks but I’m on my learning journey - my errors will not last.
I know the phones are ringing, the call bells are going too, but please take some time just to show me what you want me to do.
Bear with me, I’m a student, I’m trying my very best. I may make a few mistakes - to this I can confess.
Please do not be put off if my confidence is at times a wee bit low, it’s just that I am anxious and you may even think me slow.
Bear with me, I’m a student - remember you once stood in my place?
So please do not be too quick to judge me if I don’t have a smile upon my face.
I’m scared and I am nervous about what you expect of me.
So let us work together and make this a successful learning journey.
Kerisha Francois-Kastner is a current student nurse at University of West London.