Can you advise this student nurse?
“I’m a student nurse in my second year and I absolutely love it. I’m really excited to finish my studies and start my career but my mum was recently diagnosed with breast cancer.
”It’s been really hard for the whole family. My dad has to keep working so my mom needs me to help take her to appointments and care for her at home. Of course I’m going to be there for her but it’s going to be a lot of extra time and effort and I’m not sure I can do that and keep up my nursing studies.
“My mum says she doesn’t want me to have to drop out but I don’t know if I can be a good carer or a good student if I’m stretched so thin. What should I do?”
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