Why should you become the new student nurse editor of Student Nursing Times?
- FREE subscription to studentnursingtimes.net - while the subscription fee for the site is extremely modest I have to say I have greatly appreciated this benefit. Quite often the Nursing Times is the first place I turn to when starting a new project or needing some research for a new assignment.
- The Student Nursing Times Awards - Having had the honour of attending the Nursing Times Awards in 2011 at the Hilton hotel in London I was sceptical that the Student Nursing Times Awards could match the grandeur and sense of occasion. I was wrong, this fantastic afternoon dedicated to celebrating student education was a real honour to be a part of. From judging one of the categories to being on stage, these are just some of the benefits of being the student nurse editor.
- Something for your CV – as optimistic as we all try to be in the nursing profession, the reality is that we will have to try even harder to stand out. Getting involved with something like the Student Nursing Times will help greatly in demonstrating a commitment to nursing and nurse education as well as demonstrating an ability to be consistent. By the time my year finishes I will have around 56 articles to my name which will certainly help come September 2013 and my graduation.
- Helping others - we all know the reason we entered nursing; to use our skills to help others. Being the student nurse editor is no different. Knowing that some of my experiences and stories have helped others brings its own special type of reward. Responding to comments and engaging with students across the country has been the biggest highlight of the last year. It is hard to explain it but if you are lucky enough to become the next student nurse editor then you’ll see.
So these are just a few of the many reasons why you should send us a sample of your writing to compete to be the next student nurse editor.
The first year of the Student Nursing Times has been an exciting time of laying down some firm foundations, now it’s time for somebody else to build on that.