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NEWBIE STUDENT NURSE

'I feel proud to be a student nurse - I get to do something I love'

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Cerys David is a first year nursing student at the University of Chester. We’ll regularly check in with her to see how she’s doing.

Let me introduce myself, I’m a March 2011 student nurse studying at the University of Chester.

This week we’ve been going over assignments and getting our documents ready for our third placement. I can’t believe I’m already going out onto my third. Each placement seems to fly by. I guess the saying “time flies when you’re having fun” is right. I truly love it.

Don’t get me wrong; being at uni is great because you get to consolidate everything you have learned from being on placement with the theory behind it. But placement opens you’re eyes to the world of nursing.

There is so much to learn, so much to see, it’s exciting! I’m at a nursing home next which I’m really looking forward to. My first placement was out of branch and my second was on community, which was great.

As each placement ends and a new one begins I can already see how much I have learned, and how much more I have yet to learn. I think that’s the exciting thing, it’s fast paced, constantly moving and you’re always learning.

I feel proud to be a student nurse. I get to do something I love. Wearing my uniform on placement feels great, it gives you a sense of belonging and it’s a visual symbol of the role of which I am humble to be a part of.

Cerys David

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  • Adam Roxby

    Hello Cerys.

    Great article, I remember what it was like when I first started so it's interesting hearing about it from another student's perspective.

    I'm also pleased that you feel proud to wear your uniform. As you can probably tell from some of the comments on my article about student nurses uniform you are not alone.

    Looking forward to reading more.

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