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‘How can I help people on a wider scale?’

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Can you advise this student nurse?

“Like most people, I came into nursing to help people and I truly believe that every shift I make something better, even if it’s just something tiny.

“But when I hear about the awful things that are happening in the world, in particular the terrible things that refugees are going through, I just feel so helpless.

“I want to be able to do more and help people on a wider scale but as a student nurse I don’t know where to start. I know that if I reach the level of being a Director of Nursing I can make organisational changes that will benefit patients but I’m a second year student nurse – that’s a long way off!

“I know it sounds cheesy, but what can I do to make the world a better place? Does anyone know of any volunteering or anything I could do as a student nurse?”

 

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  • I was an aid worker with Medecins Sans Frontieres before I decided to start nurse training.

    As of 31 July this year, I became a registered nurse, and I am still an aid worker, am currently working as logistician in Iraqi Kurdistan until I start my first nursing job. I will need 2 years nursing experience before I can head out back to the field as a nurse, which I fully intend to do.

    Look at getting involved with uni groups such as Friends of Medecins Sans Frontieres. Get active. Fundraise. Go to conferences -- While I was a student every year I went to the MSF Scientific Day conference, which kept me in touch with field activities.

    Have a look here to see what's needed: http://www.msf.org.uk/job-profiles/nurse

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  • I was an aid worker with Medecins Sans Frontieres before I decided to start nurse training.

    As of 31 July this year, I became a registered nurse, and I am still an aid worker, am currently working as logistician in Iraqi Kurdistan until I start my first nursing job. I will need 2 years nursing experience before I can head out back to the field as a nurse, which I fully intend to do.

    Look at getting involved with uni groups such as Friends of Medecins Sans Frontieres. Get active. Fundraise. Go to conferences -- While I was a student every year I went to the MSF Scientific Day conference, which kept me in touch with field activities.

    Have a look here to see what's needed: http://www.msf.org.uk/job-profiles/nurse

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