I have never considered academic writing as one of my strong points. Coming to university was a pretty daunting thought with all the assignments, essays, exams and all the extra bits that come with a nursing degree! I always get stressed when it comes to academic writing, because if you give me something practical I … Continue reading Academic Writing
So now that 2018 is virtually done with, it’s time to get excited about the new year! I find that this time of year often results in some self reflection and I often think about what I have accomplished in the past year. I have to say that 2018 has brought me some wonderful highlights. … Continue reading Here’s to 2019!
I love Christmas. Although I think I’ve appreciated it more since getting older. As a child you get excited to what presents you are going to open, whereas as an adult you get excited to spend quality time with family and friends. As much as I love Christmas, I often can get stressed with wanting … Continue reading How to survive Christmas as a student!
A while ago I had the opportunity to be part of a Health Education England focus group. There was about 18 of us and we were asked about our experiences and why we wanted to become nurses. It got me thinking about my own experiences and the sacrifices I have made to be where I … Continue reading Sacrifices
I was very lucky to be able to travel down to London this week to Westminster with the RCN #FundOurFuture campaign. It was amazing to see student nurses from all over the country come together to campaign for the government to put in at least £1 billion into funding nursing higher education. As a student … Continue reading RCN Fund Our Future Campaign
I have had an exciting couple of days. I had the pleasure of being invited to two NHS England conferences that were held at De Montfort University Leicester! I then attended the Sepsis awareness talk held by RCN East Midlands. The first conference I attended was ‘Changing Perceptions in Nursing and Midwifery’. There were many … Continue reading NHS England Conferences & RCN Event!
As previously mentioned, some of the other student nurses that I live with started their journey in September, so they don’t start their first placement until after Christmas. The same time as I start my final placement before year two (scary!). I thought I would just write about some handy tips for those who may … Continue reading Defeating those placement nerves!