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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

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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

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So, You’re About to Start Your Nursing Degree…

So, you’re about to start your nursing degree and most-likely full of mixed emotions, questions and anxieties – well, I was anyway. I’m just going into my second year, studying adult nursing at the University of Plymouth and as I write this, it’s exactly one year since I was made an offer! I went through… Continue reading So, You’re About to Start Your Nursing Degree…


Twitter accounts to follow

@StNurseProject and its members: @DannGooding, @MissLucyMay, @JessLSainsbury, @malestudntnurse, @Ewout1985, @debscooper131, @C_Carmichael83, @lily_parham, @PUNCrachPalmer, @MannersOfMarple, @SchofieldRosie and @Beth_StMidwife  @theRCN, @RCNStudents and your local region/branch of the RCN such as @RCNDerbyshire or @SouthEastRCN @nmcnews @NHSEngland and @NHSmillion @WeNurses and all the sister accounts: @WeParamedics, @WeCYPnurses, @WeMHNurses, @WeLDnurses, @WeHealthVisitor, @WeAHPs, @WeMidwives, @WeGPNs, @WeDocs, @WePharmacists @FabNHSStuff @NICEcomms @ptsafetyNHS -… Continue reading Twitter accounts to follow


Recommendations for child nursing

Recently I (Lucy Mason) was asked by a first-year nurse if I could recommend a drug calculation book for her and this made me think about what other books I would recommend to a first year starting their student nursing journey. (Please note, we are not endorsed by any publishing companies and I do not… Continue reading Recommendations for child nursing


Recommendations for MH nursing

1. Psychiatric and Mental Health Nursing: The craft of caring     2. Assessment and Decision Making in Mental Health Nursing     3. Physical Health and Well-Being in Mental Health Nursing      4. The Art and Science of Mental Health Nursing: Principles And Practice     5. MHA Code Of Practice       6. Fundamentals… Continue reading Recommendations for MH nursing


Recommendations for adult nursing

1. The Royal Marsden Manual of Clinical Nursing Procedures  This will be your bible throughout the 3 year course! If you only buy one book, definitely make it this one. There are student and professional editions, I (Toni) have the student one and it has helped me so much throughout first year.   2. A… Continue reading Recommendations for adult nursing


Other recommendations

Fiction/Non-fiction book recommendations from the STNP team. Nurse! Nurse! A student nurses story A true first person account of Jimmy Fraziers' time as a mature student nurse and all the different departments he encounters on placements. Funny and thought provoking.   Blood, sweat and tea followed by More blood, more sweat and another cup of… Continue reading Other recommendations