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
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
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
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
Peer support, it’s not a completely new idea. The concept of creating a safe environment, be it physical or virtual, where people feel able to share their feelings and experiences. The very act of being around, or reaching out to people who have shared similar experiences is in itself healing and can lead to empowerment. … Continue reading The importance of peer support
My husband and I were married nearly 17 years ago and had our reception at a National Trust property - I know, I know - what’s she babbling about and what does this have to do with the Mental Health of Student Nurses? Well the property in question is a mill - one that took… Continue reading Student Nurse Mental Health Awareness Day
For as long as I can remember, I have always had a passion for biology, medicine and people. My nine-year-old self aspired to be a neurosurgeon that moonlighted as a West End performer! However, as I grew up and discovered more about the nursing profession, the more my love for it grew. Nursing has a… Continue reading My Applicant Journey (From Access Course To University)
As student nurses' & newly qualified nurses', we are acutely aware of the poor staffing situation on our placement areas.