I went to my first job fair as a third year a couple of days ago and although I was excited at the prospect of meeting prospective employers, the anxiety of meeting prospective employers proved an equal match! Do I look smart? Is my makeup ok? Is my hair in place? WILL THEY LIKE ME?… Continue reading A reflection: RCNi Nursing Careers & Jobs Fair 2019
When I first told people that I was I was applying to do a degree in Learning Disability nursing, I was swiftly told that “all you will do is jigsaws, colouring in and sing nursery rhymes. There are no opportunities in Learning Disability nursing”. And nearly three years later, when I speak with students; professionals… Continue reading “There are no opportunities in Learning Disability Nursing” – Dispelling the Myth
Wow! 2018 has been a momentous year for the Student Nurse Project! We continue to reach new heights as a project and are breaking previously unbroken ground. None of this could have happened without the team members of the project past & present. I am so grateful to each and every one of them got… Continue reading Our New Year message to you
Merry Christmas everyone! Following our wonderful tweet chat about how different religions celebrate festivals throughout the year we wanted to show you how we all celebrate Christmas. At the Student Nurse Project, we have a team who come from many walks of life, various up bringing's and different religions. Firstly, here is a list of… Continue reading What does Christmas mean to you?
Many student nurses know exactly where they want to work, some have a vague idea and others absolutely none. When you first start out, there is little pressure to have decided (although you will be asked repeatedly during your education). However, as the countdown to newly qualified nurse commences, the pressure to know your destiny… Continue reading What to do when you don’t know what to do.
Guest blog authored by Beth Phillips, second year student, BSc Nursing Studies (Children’s) student at the University of Surrey. April 2nd is World Autism Awareness Day. Admittedly, it’s often a day that passes me by, if not for social media reminding me, but that’s not because I’m unaware (just busy!). I’ve been firmly entrenched in… Continue reading Nursing autism – it’s not about jigsaws
Application and interview tips So, you’re due to qualify soon and have found the perfect preceptorship role to apply for. But what about those complicated forms? How do you prepare for the interview? What questions might they ask you? I was told that my preceptorship job interview would be the easiest job interview I’d have… Continue reading Preceptorship: Part 2
What is preceptorship? When you start your final year as a student nurse you’ll probably be aware of just how soon you’ll be beginning life as a qualified nurse and you’ll be starting to look for jobs. There is so much to consider; do you want to work in the NHS or private sector? Community… Continue reading Preceptorship: Part 1
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
Being a Newly Qualified Nurse (NQN) can sometimes feel overwhelming. Whether you’re starting work where you completed your management placement or if you’re moving to a new department or trust, there are always challenges to be faced. Thankfully there is a lot of support out there for NQNs, not just from your employer but also… Continue reading How to survive your first 6 months as a NQN