Wow, what a rollercoaster of a year its been! I've been meaning to come back to this blog and I apologise for neglecting it for so long. Coming towards the end of my degree I just needed to get my head down and give it my 100% focus to get myself over the finish line!... Continue Reading →
For those becoming a Student Nurse…
So, some time has past since I have settled into my RMN role and I’m nearing the end of my preceptorship and considering the time of year I thought it would be the perfect opportunity to offer some tips and advice to those who are staring their new journey as a student nurse. Make sure... Continue Reading →
Imposter Syndrome as a Newly Registered Nurse
Imposter syndrome is a term that I came across the first time during my nurse training, prior to this I hadn't heard of it before. Imposter Syndrome is something that many people can experience at multiple times within their careers. Imposter syndrome is described as "the persistent inability to believe that one's success is deserved... Continue Reading →
Things new student nurses need to know
I am currently on my management placement, and currently there are around 5 student nurses. All from different parts of their nursing journey. Being the only third year, and being so close to becoming registered I have been getting lots of questions from them. So I thought I would put into words what my advice... Continue Reading →
Maintaining a healthy lifestyle as a student
Nutrition and physical activity have a major impact on our lives, and it’s something that I believe we can take responsibility for. When I first moved away for uni my lifestyle was that of a stereotypical student. I drank a lot, ate lots of takeaways and exercise was very low on my list of priorities.... Continue Reading →
Resilience & Self-Care
The Oxford English Dictionary defines the term Resilience as"the ability of people or things to recover quickly after something unpleasant, such as shock, injury, etc." and "the ability of a substance to return to its original shape after it has been bent, stretched or pressed".These definitions got me thinking. Resilience is a way for us... Continue Reading →
Top Tips for Mental Health Inpatient Placements!
Now I’m sure you are extra excited to start your placement on a mental health inpatient ward. Whether it’s your first placement or not, starting in a new environment can be exciting but also a little bit scary. Whether you’ve worked in acute care or not, I’ve devised up my top tips for making sure... Continue Reading →
Does a NQN have to work in a hospital setting?
One of the things that I have repeatedly heard is this misconception that newly qualified nurses cannot work in a community setting. Don't get me wrong this may have been the case before, but now more than ever there are so many different job opportunities for newly qualified nurses.Personally for me, I aim to qualify... Continue Reading →
Looking after your mental wellbeing in the winter
I think we can all agree that 2020 has been a tough year for everyone. I think one of the things I’ve noticed is how people seem to be slightly more open about their mental wellbeing, whether it be god or bad, and I think more people are opening up because we are talking about... Continue Reading →
Putting yourself first is not selfish.
Something I have learnt recently is how low I had myself and my own wellbeing on my list of priorities. I often put everyone else's needs and wants before my own, which resulted in me not caring about myself in a way that I should. One thing I’ve realised lately is how important it is... Continue Reading →