Placement · Reflection · Skills

Why research is important

Research is important. There is no two ways about it. Research underpins everything that we do and why we do it as nurses. It is a driver for innovation and can lead to higher standards of patient care and safety. Although we are taught some theory behind research and many of us carry out some kind… Continue reading Why research is important

Male nursing · mental health · Motivation · Reflection · Self care

Dealing with emotions as a student nurse

This week has been a challenging week, I am out on placement which is a great experience but I have seen and heard some things that have challenged me emotionally and mentally. It’s brought back some memories of situations that I have been in myself, but now I’m on the other side looking in. Before… Continue reading Dealing with emotions as a student nurse

Guest blogs · International Nurses' Day · Male nursing · Uncategorized

What is it like being a Student Nurse in… Canada?

Juan Martinez Student Nurse Canada @UsaskJuan   Being a student nurse in Canada is pretty great. In Canada we have the Canadian Nursing Students’ Association, and here in my province (state) we have the Saskatchewan Nursing Student Association. Collectively, these associations coordinate events that promote a healthy student life. As a class, we talk amongst… Continue reading What is it like being a Student Nurse in… Canada?

Guest blogs · International Nurses' Day

What is it like to be a Student Nurse in… Kenya?

Dorcas Jebiwot Student Nurse Kenya @Jebiwot2 According to my training as a nurse..am doing bachelor of nursing a degree course that takes four years in training..and one yr internship after doing the Nursing council of Kenya exams which is a national examination for licencing. In  our nursing training we do general nursing learning all aspects… Continue reading What is it like to be a Student Nurse in… Kenya?

Guest blogs · International Nurses' Day · Male nursing

What is it like to be a Student Nurse in… Nigeria?

Jonathan Arowolo Student Nurse Nigeria @JonathanArowolo   - What’s it like to be a student nurse in your country? Awesome! But just like anywhere else in the world, there are challenges. These challenges, to me, serves as a motivation to get the best out of school and be the change I want to see in… Continue reading What is it like to be a Student Nurse in… Nigeria?

Guest blogs · International Nurses' Day

What is it like to be a Student Nurse in… Wales?

Emily (Emmy) Roberts Student Nurse Wales @Em217stnurse   Hello my name is Emily, I am currently in my first year of Adult Nursing training at The School of Healthcare Science, Bangor University. I started my training in September 2017, and hope to qualify in August 2020 so I will be training for a total of… Continue reading What is it like to be a Student Nurse in… Wales?

Guest blogs · International Nurses' Day

What is it like being a Student Nurse in… Ireland?

Tara McCormack Student Nurse Trinity College Dublin @gaelstara   Being a student nurse in Ireland is bitter sweet. Because of the current crisis students are really valued and appreciated at ward level. The mix of theoretical and practical elements means that the programme is well rounded. There are multiple learning opportunities and progression options. However… Continue reading What is it like being a Student Nurse in… Ireland?

Guest blogs · International Nurses' Day · Male nursing

What is it like to be a Student Nurse in… Rwanda?

Jean d’Amour Turikumwe Student Nurse @NMSAR2 Rwanda   To be a student nurse in Rwanda it is not like something special happen because nurses are not mostly valuable, but to be a student nurse in Rwanda you have to be knowledgeable and qualified for it, it means you must pass your secondary school with high… Continue reading What is it like to be a Student Nurse in… Rwanda?

Guest blogs · International Nurses' Day

What is it like to be a Student Nurse in… Italy?

Sara Franzoso Student Nurse University of Padova/Padua - Italy @justmeandspn We start our training the first year of nursing school. We have 400 hours of training the first year, 600 hours the second year and 720 the third year. There are several kinds of shifts. The morning shift is from 7am to 1-2pm, the afternoon… Continue reading What is it like to be a Student Nurse in… Italy?

Guest blogs · International Nurses' Day · Male nursing · Reflection · Wound Care

A reflection on wound care from… France!

  Guillaume Regnier Newly Registered Nurse France Analyse de situation N°1, USLD 1er étage Situation Analysis Number 1   Actuellement en stage à l'USLD (Unité de Soins Longue Durée), j'ai eu l'occasion d'effectuer, pour la première fois, la réfection d'un pansement d'escarre sur un orteil. En effet, lors du soin et après avoir effectué quelques… Continue reading A reflection on wound care from… France!