My first experience of a patient dying

Please refer to my disclaimer before reading any of my Nurse Boo categorised posts

**Please be aware that this post deals with sensitive issues surrounding death and loss**

Last week whilst I was working on the ward doing a bank shift as an HCA, a patient died. This is my first experience

Nursing one year on – A reflection

Please refer to my disclaimer before reading any of my Nurse Boo categorised posts

It’s one year today that I walked into university for the first time as a mature student and became a student nurse.

“nursing is not just a job, it’s a profession”

It’s interesting that this is one of

Theatre from the outside looking in Part 3

Please refer to my disclaimer before reading any of my Nurse Boo categorised posts

Pre-op – I think a little piece of my heart will always remain there….

It was my first placement, the first ‘hospital people’ I came into contact with. It was a series of firsts that so quickly just

My 11 top tips for starting your Nursing Degree

I can’t actually believe I’m heading into my 2nd year of nursing in a couple of weeks, there is still so much I want to share with you about year one and the amazing experiences I have had and the extraordinary people I have met.

For now I wanted to

Being a ‘mature’ student

A lot of people thought I’d possibly lost my mind when I said I was going to do nursing but also that I was going to put myself through university for 3 years, as a mature student. Especially as I already did a degree when I was 18 so it wasn’t

Theatre from the outside looking in Part 2

Please refer to my disclaimer before reading any of my Nurse Boo categorised posts

..Continued

As I touched on in part one – my experience in the Theatre admissions unit confirmed my initial thoughts about the direction I would like to go in my nursing journey. I was lucky to have my

Learning to change

Please refer to my Blog Disclaimer before reading any of my Nurse Boo catergorised posts

Being a student nurse is one big rollercoaster, and at every point of the rollercoaster you have information thrown at you that god help you if you don’t remember – because its’ likely someone will

Theatre from the inside looking in

Please refer to my disclaimer before reading any of my Nurse Boo categorised posts

 

Using the term ‘break a leg’ in a theatre just took on a whole new meaning.

When I considered embarking on a career in nursing, a lot of my decisions were based on my own hospital experiences.

You can take the girl out of bake-a-boo…..

You can take the girl out of bake-a-boo and try to make her a nurse…. but you can’t take the bake-a-boo out of the nurse!!

…..Yes I did get a candy coloured PINK stethoscope!!!

Now there were other reasons for this. Actually I didn’t consider a stethoscope to be on my list

Learning to breathe

Featured image – Inhale & Exhale prints from Printabold on Etsy – http://etsy.me/2frKedS

So I had surgery last Friday. That’s not what this post is going to be about but many of you will know that I have really suffered with endometriosis the past few years and this was my 5th surgery. This

My first week at nursing school

So I’ve just finished my first week at uni… I am now officially a student nurse and have a better vision now of what that actually means. As I have been reminded several times this week by my various lecturers and tutors – I am not just doing a Bsc

My back to school wish list

Lexi Striped ring binder from WHSmith
Marble paper file from Studio Sarah 
Vitapen highlighters from Selfridges
This week at school blackboard from Southwood Stores
Brave is the new black print from Southwood Stores
Get it done notepad from Rifle Paper co.
Marble ‘Z’ notebook from Studio Sarah
‘I did my

My nursing school fears

In just under two weeks I start my nursing degree and as if life hasn’t already changed dramatically enough for me in the last few months it’s about to change even more. I’m really excited to start and to have a more structured routine in my life which I have

Stepping outside of my museum comfort zone!

As someone who’s usually excited by the latest fashion or photography exhibition or the trusted favourite London art galleries and museums, my latest museum choice was something new for me, but plays a part in embracing my new life as I come close to starting my training as a nurse.

I visited