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Nursing Times Student editors - 2017-18

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Allow us to introduce you to the current student editors… 

alisha poole

Adult branch - Alisha Poole (3rd year)

What is a sound or noise that you love?
The sounds my dog makes.

What is a sound or noise you hate?
Ironically, IV machines!

Why did you choose to go into nursing?
My grandfather was very ill and lost his job, so I went into care work. It was a logical step for me.

Why do you want to be a student editor for NT?
Always had a way with words, and enjoyed creative writing. I’ve dreamed of writing a book over the years, and here I find myself in a position where I can write about something I love. Something that fits with what I know.

desiree deighton

Children’s branch - Desiree Deighton

What is a sound or noise that you love?
My dog snoring!

What is a sound or noise you hate?
The sound of pram wheels on concrete.

Why did you choose to go into nursing?
I always felt I wasn’t skilled at school but was keen, and I’ve always been a decent problem solver. I didn’t think I was smart enough to be a nurse but I kept working on it and got increasingly involved. My ceiling kept rising as I matured. 

Why do you want to be a student editor for NT?
It’s a great platform to reach people and I wants to share experiences and faults - to help people learn from my own mistakes!  

heather phelan student editor 2

Mental health branch - Heather Phelan (final year)

What is a sound or noise that you love?
The sound of the wind in the trees.

What is a sound or noise you hate?
Cutlery hitting teeth.

Why did you choose to go into nursing?
I was working in publishing but I wanted to do something more compassionate. I had been volunteering with children with mental health issues for a while, and gradually figured out that was what I should be doing full time!

Why do you want to be a student editor?
I got my first degree in English and worked in editorial roles until going into healthcare - this seemed like a good way to mix my two passions. 

rebecca hammond close up 1

Learning disabilities - Rebecca Hammond (2nd year)

What is a sound or noise that you love?
People laughing.

What is a sound or noise you hate?
People crying.

Why did you choose to go into nursing?
I volunteered as an assistant in a class for young adults. That’s when I wanted to be a teacher. I felt I didn’t have the level of support required to be effective, and at that time a midwife I knew told me about a shortage for learning disability nurses.

Why do you want to be a student editor for NT?
Learning disability nursing is such a small branch although it is growing. I want to get it, and my views, out to a wider audience. And if I can on any level, unite nurses.

 

holly morse

Midwifery branch - Holly Morse (2nd year)

What is a sound or noise that you love?
I enjoy silence!

What is a sound or noise you hate?
Bleeping machines.

Why did you choose to go into nursing?
I had children of my own, and that brought me into a world of caring! I got involved with a non-profit organisation, which introduced me to midwifery in the NHS, which is where I felt I could make a meaningful difference.

Why do you want to be a student editor for NT?
I’ve always enjoyed writing as a way to bring together the ideas bouncing round my head into some logical form that I hope might resonate with others. I hope some of the experiences I’ve brought into my NT blogs may be food for thought for others going into practice, as they have been for me.

 

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