Can you advise this student nurse?
“I have recently started my nursing training. However, I feel very isolated and alone.
“My flatmates are all studying courses without any intense placements attached to them - at least not now - so they are having a very different experience and facing different challenges to me.
“What really makes matters worse is I don’t have many close family members to talk to so I was banking on making some close friends on my course. However, everyone is just so busy and we’re often apart from one another studying, on placement, or working part-time jobs it makes it hard.
“I usually make friends fast and am a bit in shock and embarrassed that I am struggling to be honest.
“I don’t know anyone that has studied nursing before or any healthcare-related field so I’m getting more and more panicked now as I have all these burning quesitons, doubts about my ability and nobody who I can trust to share what I am feeling with, or about the specific stuff to do with nursing - some of which is so scary and important to get right otherwise you could be putting someone’s life at risk.
“I feel so responsible and pretty alone.
“Has anyone got any advice? Anything would be really appreciated.”
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