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'I'm in awe of student nurses who maintain an active social life'

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We have all elected to undertake the course, and obviously want to do the best that we can, but I’m sure none of us want to sacrifice our social life in the process.

A student nurses’ social life is very different to that of other students. However, there are students who maintain a thriving social life even with the unique demands of a nursing course.

Are you one of them? Thinking about my own tutor group, there are students who go to the gym three times a week and others who are active members in sports clubs.

Despite my best efforts, I have seen my attendance in activities and clubs I used to care so much about dwindling over the past two years. I clearly haven’t got the study/social balance worked out yet.

What are your tips for having a healthy social life and a productive student life?

What things have you had to give up in becoming a student nurse?

I would love to hear your tips and stories in the comments section.

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  • I don't have much of a social life in terms of going out and partying - if I'm lucky once every few months but as a mature student that doesn't bother me too much!

    I manage to maintain a part-time job with NHS Professionals so I can still treat myself to nice things and most importantly HOLIDAYS to keep me sane and I attend the gym about 5 times a week. Keeping myself fit, healthy and happy is my biggest priority after my studies.

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  • Anonymous

    defend your social life tooth and nail. grow a set of fangs and claws if necessary and a sharp tongue. who knows, there may be no second chances when you get older or more senior, when you have more personal or family responsibilities, when you are affected by unforeseen circumstances such as a sudden downturn in the economy and when you retire. don't believe you can always put it off until a later date when you have stopped studying and will have more time. listen to the words of wisdom of the elderly (they still have their uses although many of the young seem to think not!) who say 'you are only young once'.

    don't forget too that social life isn't only about having fun, it is also about developing vital interpersonal skills to serve you for the rest of you life and helping you to build up a solid and supportive network in addition to Facebook and other social media which these cannot fully provide.

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  • I don't have much of a social life in terms of going out and partying - if I'm lucky once every few months but as a mature student that doesn't bother me too much!

    I manage to maintain a part-time job with NHS Professionals so I can still treat myself to nice things and most importantly HOLIDAYS to keep me sane and I attend the gym about 5 times a week. Keeping myself fit, healthy and happy is my biggest priority after my studies.

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