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Compassion and creativity – the art of nursing

Throughout my life, compassion and creativity have formed the foundations of who I am and who I strive to be. Whilst I recognise I may be a jumble of many other things too, these, for me are the most important and the elements of myself that have (I believe) led me to nursing.  I grew… Continue reading Compassion and creativity – the art of nursing

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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…

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A Student Adult Nurse’s Experience in Mental Health 

In the last 2 weeks of my nursing home placement, I had the opportunity to spend a day at a mental health inpatient unit for elderly patients with dementia, and sit in on a Consultant Psychiatry clinic afternoon. The deputy manager of the home had asked if there was anything I wanted to do specifically since… Continue reading A Student Adult Nurse’s Experience in Mental Health 

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Disbanding the myth: the “Q” word

As students we have almost  all been there: arriving on the ward, handover only takes 5 minutes and we’re paired up with a nurse that doesn’t know us but tells us we’ll have a good one. A 32/40 bed ward, with only 12 patients, or a private hospital with only 3 patients overnight. Haven’t we… Continue reading Disbanding the myth: the “Q” word

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Student Nursing Times Awards – Our views

A lot of us attended the Student Nursing Times Awards. These are our views and feelings; Lucy (@MissLucyMay) - When I got nominated by the university to apply for most inspirational student nurse of the year, I was so encouraged that I had made a difference to others at my university. That’s even without being… Continue reading Student Nursing Times Awards – Our views

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Royal College of Nursing Congress

Although at STNP we are not affiliated with any trade unions, we did want to tell you about what happens at RCN congress because so many of us have found it such a valuable learning experience. Lots of people have never heard of RCN congress before, I certainly hadn’t until I started to become a… Continue reading Royal College of Nursing Congress

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Pan London Student Nurse Congress 2018

It is really inspiring to be in a setting where student nurses and NQN’s are given a platform to use their strong, collective voice to engage with the key topics of the day. The Pan London Student Nurse Congress was just such a platform. The day began with an introduction to the fantastic Nikki Yun… Continue reading Pan London Student Nurse Congress 2018

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Students and the NHS Pay Offer

In recent times, the NHS Pay Offer has been released. We are not going to say how we think people should vote. However, we at StNP do feel that all healthcare workers should be politically active, just as Ewout’s blog describes. We feel that all staff should read through the offer and look at what… Continue reading Students and the NHS Pay Offer