Diary Of A Final Year · NQN · Study & Academia · The StN Project

#DiaryOfAFinalYear

A few of us in the #StNProject team are coming to the end of our student nurse journey, and we thought it would be a wonderful idea if we (and you) could document the journey via blogs, tweets, pictures, videos, you name it! But to make it easier for you to access your fellow final… Continue reading #DiaryOfAFinalYear

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Finding your identity in the transition from being a student to registered nurse

It’s that time of year where a lot of us are in that period where we are not really a student nurse anymore but we’re also not a registered nurse. We’ve finished all our exams, assignments and placements but we’re awaiting results, job contracts, start dates, uniforms and registration. I’m currently in this stage, I’ve… Continue reading Finding your identity in the transition from being a student to registered nurse

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Management Placements

A few of the Student Nurse Project team are currently on their management placements. We thought we’d write a collaborative blog sharing some of our thoughts, worries, and concerns prior to starting and how we’ve combated these. Five of our team shared their experiences, as you will see, we all have similar anxieties, even though… Continue reading Management Placements

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Choosing an NQN job

How to choose where to work?  We all know about the massive shortages of nurses in the UK right now. We also know that this leads to newly qualified nurses having the opportunity to be quite picky about where they work. But how do you choose what’s right for you? The Student Nurse Project team… Continue reading Choosing an NQN job

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#FutureNurses pre-Tweetchat blog

So, we all read ‘that article', the one where nurses and midwives alike were described as nothing more than the doctors handmaiden.  And we all watched in shock as Jessica Anderson was originally denied a world record because, unbelievably, her nurses uniform was not a 'traditional' dress.    Yes, both authors of these articles offered apologies… Continue reading #FutureNurses pre-Tweetchat blog

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Dealing with Personal Adversity as a Student Nurse

I hate the term resilience. It’s a word that I think we overuse within nursing – how can we be more resilient? What does that even mean? Does it mean I’m supposed to ignore adversity, to stifle my emotions despite feeling like my world is falling apart, and just get on with it? Is that… Continue reading Dealing with Personal Adversity as a Student Nurse

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My first two weeks as a Registered Nurse

Yesterday marked the end of my first two weeks as an RN and my final supernumerary shift. It’s been a whirlwind, but I thought I would take the time to reflect on it and give you an overview of what I have done, what’s been good and what’s not so good.  My new role is… Continue reading My first two weeks as a Registered Nurse

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Mindfulness as a Student and NQ Nurse Tweetchat

So, we mention Mindfulness and what springs to mind? Images of people sitting cross-legged over hot stones gently chanting to themselves?  What should spring to mind? The idea of awareness, of being present in the moment.  The concept of effectively recognising and managing your emotions in order you are more able to deal with stressful situations… Continue reading Mindfulness as a Student and NQ Nurse Tweetchat

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Easing the year two transition

In February, I celebrated being halfway through my degree. I had calculated on the train home from placement that day that I was exactly a year and a half in, and I had a year and a half to go. Where had that time gone? I felt elated, skipping home from placement, and even went… Continue reading Easing the year two transition

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Third Year – as a dual field Student Nurse

I walk into my new placement for the first time and introduce myself “hello my name is Jess, I’m a third year student nurse, I’m really looking forward to working with you guys over the coming weeks”. You can see the cogs whirring, the expectations of a third year are a lot higher than that… Continue reading Third Year – as a dual field Student Nurse