Coming face to face with Cancer

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The big C – the word everyone fears, and the diagnosis that no one want to hear, but the one that 1 in 2 of us will be labelled with. In all my biology lessons and the

Happy Nurses’ Day

It feels like a special week to celebrate both my Birthday and the special day that is Nurses’ Day, today on the 12th May. As a future nurse I feel very involved in this profession already and love that this is a day we can celebrate Nurses and all that

“You’re not a social worker”

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“You’re not a social worker.”

“You have to be a nurse and a social worker in this job”

….Two very contrasting statements relating to the same thing. Both things I was told by nurses.

As a student

“Oh the people I’ve met..”

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“Oh the people I’ve met, are the wonders of my world”
These are song lyrics from Adele’s Hometown Glory that come into my head so often when I’m at work or at home looking back on the day

Beverley

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*Beverley’s name has been changed

When I first saw Beverley I knew she meant business. She had a presence. Almost indescribable, she was scary in an authorative way and a way that only someone who is confident in

My first experience of a patient dying

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**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

Theatre from the outside looking in Part 3

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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

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

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..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

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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

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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

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

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