At the beginning of my training, I first got introduced to The Royal College of Nursing (RCN). Here I was told that if I had any issues whilst out on placement, or with anything the the university couldn’t sort out, then I could contact them with any queries that I had. They offered me a … Continue reading RCN Student Information Officers & Active Members
Happy International Women’s day! I am lucky to have such influential women in my life to call role models. My number one role model and influence goes without a doubt to my mother. She believed in me when no one else did. She told me that I can pursue my career when I thought I … Continue reading International Women’s Day 2019
As today is the first ever Mental Health Nurses’ day, I thought I would do my bit (and my best) to answer some frequently asked questions that I have come across whilst being a MH nursing student. Why mental health nursing? When I got my first ever healthcare job, I worked with people of all … Continue reading So, you want to become a mental health nurse?
For some people during placements, they will be expected to do night shifts. Luckily for me, I worked doing a range of days and nights for around two years before starting my training. This does not mean that I find them any easier! So, for those who are just getting used to nights, or those … Continue reading How to survive a night shift
It’s nearly my first year anniversary of moving to Leicester! I moved here on the 23rd February 2018, and my gosh has it gone quickly! If I had to describe the last year I would have to say “life-changing” because that is literally what it feels like! If someone had told me three years ago … Continue reading My first year anniversary..
Today I got the chance to visit Rampton Hospital. Rampton is one of three high secure hospitals in the country. The Hospital provides quality services for approximately 340 patients requiring care and treatment in conditions of high security, through five clinical services. These include: • Mental Health Services • National high secure learning disability services … Continue reading Rampton Hospital Open Day
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