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Staying Healthy as a Student Nurse

We all know that we should look after our own health, but sometimes this is easier said, or thought, than done. We know that health encompasses many things, after all, we promote healthy lifestyle choices to our patients daily. These range from taking time for yourself to manage stress levels, to eating a range of… Continue reading Staying Healthy as a Student Nurse

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Nursing and Genomics: The Next Stage in Holistic Healthcare

George Engel changed the dynamic of healthcare when he proposed his biopsychosocial model over forty years ago (Engel, 1977) which sought to treat patients as a whole and not simply as medical puzzle to be solved. Over the past couple of decades the field of genomics has dramatically accelerated from a single human genome being… Continue reading Nursing and Genomics: The Next Stage in Holistic Healthcare

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How to write a reflection – and why is it important?

Reflection. I can almost hear the collective sighs of dread echoing from student nurses across the land as I say that word, and I feel your pain. The tick box list of reflections to write throughout a placement, rehashing every minute of your day at the end of a long shift when all you want… Continue reading How to write a reflection – and why is it important?

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#MakeItHappen March

During the month of March this year, The Student Nurse Project will be highlighting the vast array of career opportunities available to our Nursing Community. From ward roles, to community roles, to academic roles, research roles, to management roles... and beyond! We want to show you that the sky is the limit, you do not… Continue reading #MakeItHappen March

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Learning Disability Training – Getting the ball rolling…

I’ve written quite a bit already here about Mencap’s #TreatMeWell campaign, and the urgent call from organisations and clinicians for mandatory LD training. The need for this training is well attested and documented. However, its execution – in my Trust at least – has proved to be a challenge.   Let’s go back a year or… Continue reading Learning Disability Training – Getting the ball rolling…

Placement · Reflection · The StN Project

Experiencing your first End of Life

This blog is written from purely my own personal experience and others may have a very different experience and approach to me. But that’s what makes this perfect, end of life is very different to each individual and from a patient’s perspective, everyone has their own religion, beliefs and values. Each person will have their… Continue reading Experiencing your first End of Life

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Getting the most out of Placement – singing the praises of PDN’s 

The two placements I feel I got the most out of were Trinity Hospice and a Haematology/Oncology ward (where I was for my management placement). The former had countless interesting holistic therapies that student could observe and assist with; the latter had an extensive MDT, the majority of which were only too happy to host students for… Continue reading Getting the most out of Placement – singing the praises of PDN’s