I am just at the end of my 2nd year, I had experienced death in my personal life but not had the privilege of under taking last offices until last week.
Like you I spoke to my patient all the way through the process of washing and dressing, I am sure the other student with me thought that I was `crackers`! but I found that it really helped me.
I am a firm believer in respect and dignity being shown right through to the very last moment. I know that I did this and will never be afraid again.
Good luck with you training Emma
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I am a `very mature` 1st year student, I will be going out on my first placement on the 29th Ocober, so excited but nervous! Rang the ward last week and payed a visit yesterday, everyone was so nice and helpful, really hope I`m going to do ok! Just worried if I make mistakes.
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This is a really helpful article thank you.
I am on my 2nd year of Access to Health course (whilst also working full time with a demanding family!) and hope to be starting Uni in September 2012.
When I attended one particular Uni open day, the adviser gave me some excellent tips, such as: being aware of `leaving my husband behind` whilst working towards my dream. After sitting down and explaining what my time at uni will involve things have been much easier and I don`t feel as guilty now about the time I am going to be spending on assignments and placements.
Wish I was there now Karen, not long though. And like you Aaron, I know its going to take a long time to get up to standard but I can t wait to give it my best and eventually be a brilliant nurse, even though `Im an old un`!
Good luck to all.
I am also (hopefully) going to be starting my training in September, I am in my second year of an Access to Health Course.
I am 49 years old now and have waited such a long time, my children are grown up now and supporting me all the way; I really can nt wait to experience the many things which you have Christine, oh and good look Daniel.