So as it’s Nurses Day I thought I would share some experiences from a variety of different nurses, and nursing students about their experiences that expand their career and their thoughts and feelings around the nursing profession! I would like to thank Jo, Lynn, Abby, Allison and Shaun for being a part of this. I … Continue reading Nurses Day 2019
I’ve learnt a lot since becoming a nursing student. Apart from the obvious new clinical skills, enhancing my anatomy and physiology knowledge and learning new things through university. I have learnt more about myself as a person. Nursing students are a special type of student. Yes we live the student lifestyle and party, yes we … Continue reading What I’ve learnt since becoming a nursing student
So I’ve now finished my first lot of theory for second year, and I am due to go back into practice for 10 weeks. This last month has been quite tough mentally, I think it’s because I tend to put more pressure on myself and over complicate the simple things!! It’s a known fact (from … Continue reading Let’s talk about second year
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