Leanne Siekiera undertook the role of student nurse editor for adult branch from September 2014-15
The role of Student Nursing Times adult branch editor is a great opportunity for those who already enjoy blogging and for those of you that would like to begin!
If you are passionate about all things nursing and want others to hear your views then this is the position for you. The role is also great for starting discussion and gaining insight into the views of others.
Life as a student nurse can at times be extremely busy and I have found that as adult branch editor. I have taken time out each month to just sit and reflect on what has been happening throughout my student nurse journey. This has been hugely beneficial for me.
Reflection is a massive part of nursing and although we do it a lot throughout our practice, blogging has been a way for me to share my thoughts and what I have learnt with an audience in the hope that others may relate .
I applied to become editor in my final year of nurse training. For those of you who are thinking of doing the same, my advice would be to really think about your workload and plan ahead. Blog dates can have a habit of creeping up on you ,especially with all the other things that come with the final year of nurse training. Organisation is key!
If you are organised then the role is certainly achievable. I tried to do something a little different with my blog and mix up the articles I put out. Some were traditional blog styles, others were interviews and I enjoyed including my fellow students within my blogs. So make it your own and have fun!
Good luck to you all, I look forward to reading your first blog as the new adult branch editor.
Read some of Leanne’s blogs:
- ‘The consequences of addiction are most definitely a healthcare issue’
- ‘I am only human; I know what it is to love and lose people’
- ‘When I lost my baby I didn’t receive the support I should’ve afterwards; but there is hope for others’