NQN · Reflection · Self care

My first supernumerary weeks…

When we got the email asking us to pick a start date, I decided to take a whole two months off after qualifying. At first, I felt guilty for taking such a long break. But I have to say, I definitely don’t regret it. Taking that time to relax, reflect and revise notes from placement… Continue reading My first supernumerary weeks…

Reflection · The StN Project

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

The StN Project

How can we use social media to support student nurses?

We are living in a social media age and it is a safe assumption that most student nurses use social media personally, but what about using social media to educate, optimise student engagement and improve overall student achievement? A study by Jackson et al. (2018) looks at the potential impact of social media use in… Continue reading How can we use social media to support student nurses?

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

NQN

What is Continuous Professional Development(CPD)?

CPD is a requirement of the Nursing and Midwifery Council (NMC) as part of your revalidation. It is a way to track and document your skills, knowledge and experience. Furthermore, it is a record of this experience that you learn from and then apply it to your practice. Your regular hours of work are not… Continue reading What is Continuous Professional Development(CPD)?

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Teaching Manual Observations to Student Nurses

I wrote this reflection whilst on a third year placement using the REFLECT (Butcher and  Whysall). I like the layout of this reflection. You can find the Nursing Times article in which I found it here. Reflective account: Teaching Manual Observations to Student Nurses (Dec 2017) What was the nature of the CPD activity and/or… Continue reading Teaching Manual Observations to Student Nurses