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

Motivation · Placement · Self care

Health conditions and nursing

Please be aware that this is very subjective and this does not objectively describe what other students may experience. So many people say to me “I don’t know how you do it!” when I explain to them what I have going on in my life. Truthfully, I don’t know either. Being a student nurse is… Continue reading Health conditions and nursing

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

mental health · NQN · Self care

When self care needs supplementing

Having talked a lot about self-care this week I’ve also been thinking about the fact that self-care sometimes isn’t the answer to everything. Sometimes eating well, exercising, getting enough sleep and taking time for the things you enjoy either doesn’t happen or can’t happen because of the problems you are facing. This happened to me.… Continue reading When self care needs supplementing

Placement · Self care · Top Tips

Healthy eating on placement

At the beginning of the year, like many other people, I said I was going to lose weight. It can be hard sometimes during placement blocks to eat healthily, long days combined with long commutes can make preparing food for the next day the last thing on your mind once you get home. Some days… Continue reading Healthy eating on placement