Can you advise this student nurse?
“I really worry about how my friend treats the course and her placements. She frequently rings in sick because she’s hungover and always seems to find a way of leaving placement early.
“She is convinced that first year doesn’t matter and when I’ve tried to talk to her about it she says she doesn’t want to miss out on the ‘student life’. I do get what she means – we live in halls with students from other courses who are constantly out – but it worries me how much she doesn’t seem to care.
“It’s not like she’s failing or anything – she leaves her assignments to the last minute but still gets an OK mark. I just worry that she’s going to miss out on learning the fundamentals, and to be honest it annoys me a bit because I know someone who really wanted to study nursing and missed out on a place.
“I’m not going to report her – she’s not actually done anything wrong and she is a friend. Does anyone have any tips on what I can say or do to make her respect the course a bit more?”
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