When you look around your lecture halls, have you noticed the number of student nurses shrinking?
When students start a course in nursing many believe that they should fear the Nursing and Midwifery Counsel (NMC).
Most people would consider having a tube inserted into your nose and fed down to your stomach as something to generally avoid.
There is one aspect of training to be a nurse that never fails to instill me with fear - giving presentations.
This week Student Nursing Times will be publishing advice for students transitioning from education to employment
A while ago I spoke of the importance of a good relationship between you and your mentor but the relationship between you and your lecturers is just as important.
When I left college I decided to get a job rather than go straight into university. I didn’t feel there was anything that sufficiently interested me enough to dedicate a large portion of my time and money in pursuing. And I didn’t buy the argument from my friends that if you weren’t going to university you would miss out on the most exciting time of your life.
Undoubtedly one of the most common things you will see in hospital is a cannula.
We have an obligation to conduct ourselves in a professional manner.
Recently, in practice, I was faced with a situation that truly tested me.
Students of nursing are in the lucky position to be able to arrange a negotiated placement. This period in the students training (in the third year) allows an almost unlimited possibility for students to experience something truly unique.
As a student nurse, issues surrounding mental health are never far away.
While at my community placement I visited an older patient to assess what help and support she would need in order for her to remain at her own home.
It’s that time of year again when we buy presents, look forward to the special food and enjoy spending time with our families; but what about the people we leave behind when our year is done?
I want to talk today about a phenomenon I have noticed in practice and it's something I am personally trying to overcome. I am in the first half of my second year and as such there is an expectation that I should know a fair bit about nursing and medical issues.