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

“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

Nursing one year on – A reflection

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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

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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

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

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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 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