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What's it like to be a Student Nursing Times editor - learning disabilities branch?

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Lucy Cleden-Radford undertook the role of student nurse editor for learning disabilities branch from September 2014-15


Firstly, if you’re considering applying for a student editor role, stop considering and actually do it.

If you frequently find yourself with opinions or questions about nursing and without a forum to broadcast them or without the feedback you crave, definitely do it.

As student editor for the learning disabilities branch for the past year I have found this the perfect platform to share my trials and tribulations, reflection and frustrations, and my writing has given me the opportunity to inspire not only myself, because I often wrote about overcoming hardship even if it only seems small, but also to encourage other students to keep going when it gets difficult.

The learning disability branch needs a representative and there is no reason it shouldn’t be you; if you are passionate and like to share your views and consider the views of others, make contacts and be willing to involve others in your journey towards becoming a nurse and growing as a person, do it.

This is for you.

This opportunity has been really beneficial for me and has helped me increase in confidence with regard to how me and my profession appear to the public. It looks great on a CV, you will be in contact with lots of important and caring people, and you’ll feel great doing it.


Here’s how to apply: Could you be the next Student Nursing Times editor? Applications now open!


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