Placement · Reflection · The StN Project

Getting the most out of Placement – singing the praises of PDN’s 

The two placements I feel I got the most out of were Trinity Hospice and a Haematology/Oncology ward (where I was for my management placement). The former had countless interesting holistic therapies that student could observe and assist with; the latter had an extensive MDT, the majority of which were only too happy to host students for… Continue reading Getting the most out of Placement – singing the praises of PDN’s 

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…

Study & Academia

Don’t believe in failure; Believe in setbacks

MINDSET.  University, much like life, is a learning curve of progression. The whole point is to go from level to level, and when you encounter a setback along the way – you work around it. Setbacks are inevitable. They are going to happen. But utilised in the right way, a setback can become the platform to your greatest comeback. I became a student nurse in February 2017 as a mature… Continue reading Don’t believe in failure; Believe in setbacks