Nightshifts can be tough, and we often get asked for some tips for nightshifts. Some people love night shifts and other people dislike them. These tips have been put together by many twitter users. Some may help you, others may not and that’s okay. Everyone must find their own rhythm when it comes to nights,… Continue reading Nightshifts tips
A couple of months ago, I was asked if I would go and speak at a primary school on the subject of “people who help us”, I hadn’t started my role as an NQN yet and thought this would be an excellent to inspire some children into nursing. Despite being a paediatric trained nurse, I… Continue reading Teaching Reception Aged Children – A Reflection
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…
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
When people ask me – as I imagine they have asked many of you – “did you always know you wanted to be a nurse?”, I have to answer honestly: No. While I was at school I was convinced I wanted to work in the theatre. From an actor to a stage manager to a… Continue reading Nursing and performing
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?
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
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)?
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