Male nursing · Placement

Anxieties of a new placement…why am I like this?

As a student nurse, I am very fortunate to be given the opportunity of many varied placements meaning I can explore a wealth of learning opportunities. Personally I have been so lucky with all my placements and had some fantastic mentors along the way which makes starting a new placement slightly easier. However, the dread… Continue reading Anxieties of a new placement…why am I like this?

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 · 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 · 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 · 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!

Guest blogs · International Nurses' Day · Male nursing

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

Ben Jenkins @BenJenkins93 Newly Qualified Nurse Australia My name is Benjamin Jenkins. I’ve recently completed a Double Degree in Nursing/Paramedics at Monash University, Victoria, Australia. I am now close to three months into my Graduate Nursing Program within the Intensive Care Unit (ICU). I am fortunate to care for some of the most critically ill… Continue reading What is it like to be a Student Nurse in… Australia?

Male nursing · Motivation · Self care

A student, a dad, a husband

I’ve written before about my concerns prior to starting my nursing degree with my children and of course my wife and whether it was financially viable. With the added pressures of childcare, school runs, clubs and my wife working shift work, it concerned me if I could be a student, but more importantly a dad… Continue reading A student, a dad, a husband