Placement · Study & Academia · The StN Project

Third Year – The Final Year so far! – A Sort of Reflection

So it is January, wow 2019 is here. Soon enough we will be in the 20’s!  So this year I will qualify and honestly I am in-between terrified and excited.   If you asked 20 year old me four years ago would you be typing a blog for Students. I would have ran a mile (that’s… Continue reading Third Year – The Final Year so far! – A Sort of Reflection

Guest blogs · Placement · Recommendations · The StN Project

Cervical Screening – A General Practice Nurse Perspective

When I first qualified as a nurse, after a year consolidating my training on a surgical ward, I accepted a position on a gynaecology ward. I’m afraid I did not enjoy it at all and so, when years later I decided to become a General Practice Nurse (GPN), one of my main concerns was that… Continue reading Cervical Screening – A General Practice Nurse Perspective

NQN · Placement · Recommendations · Self care

Managing emotions at placement

Placements can be very emotionally draining, we’re often working with extremely unwell people, we may face violence and aggression, hold the hand of a person taking their last breath, tell a family impossibly difficult news and care for patients as their lives change forever. Although we are (student) nurses, we are also human, it’s natural… Continue reading Managing emotions at placement

Placement · Recommendations · The StN Project

Preparing for Placement

At present, clinical placements make up roughly 50% of a nursing degree. When I remember back to my first day, I was excited, anxious, scared, nervous, and a sense of disbelief in that “wow, I am actually here, real peoples’ lives. It was terrifying, but throughout my training, whilst those first day nerves remain at… Continue reading Preparing for Placement

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?

NQN · Placement

Student Nurses in the MDT – Why you should get involved…

As a student nurse I asked a lot of questions (who am I kidding, I still do as an RN with almost 2 years experience) and I was what some might call nosey about the roles of others. Sometimes this was other nurses, managers or specialist nurses who I wanted to talk to, to gleam some idea… Continue reading Student Nurses in the MDT – Why you should get involved…

Placement

Speaking out, placements and you

I know for certain that I’m not the only student that has gone out on placements who has had the horrible task of having to report bad practice. But knowing that doesn’t take away the stress that doing exactly that brings with it. To help with compartmentalising a situation I am going through at the… Continue reading Speaking out, placements and you

Guest blogs · Placement

Simulation (Guest Blog)

The Nursing and Midwifery Council’s (NMC) new proficiencies for registered nurses are hot of the press, so to new thinking and guidance about the use of simulation within pre-registration nursing curriculums. Prior to the new standards being launched, there was a cap of 300 hours that could replace or count towards practice hours. In the… Continue reading Simulation (Guest Blog)