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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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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“There are no opportunities in Learning Disability Nursing” – Dispelling the Myth

When I first told people that I was I was applying to do a degree in Learning Disability nursing, I was swiftly told that “all you will do is jigsaws, colouring in and sing nursery rhymes. There are no opportunities in Learning Disability nursing”. And nearly three years later, when I speak with students; professionals… Continue reading “There are no opportunities in Learning Disability Nursing” – Dispelling the Myth

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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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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…

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My promise for 2019? To be more real.

Over the last twelve months of my student nursing career I think it’s fair to say I’ve achieved a fair bit. I started my second year volunteering for an RCN photoshoot for the ‘One of Us’ campaign and it all kinda snowballed from there. On a local level, at Uni, I flourished in the role… Continue reading My promise for 2019? To be more real.

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Our New Year message to you

Wow! 2018 has been a momentous year for the Student Nurse Project! We continue to reach new heights as a project and are breaking previously unbroken ground. None of this could have happened without the team members of the project past & present. I am so grateful to each and every one of them got… Continue reading Our New Year message to you