It’s the evening before I start my first placement of first year. I have been waiting for this for a long time. In fact, this is why you become a student nurse. We’re interested in the theory, and know it’s important, sure. But the practicality and reality of placement is what we’ve been waiting for. So … More Pre-Placement Nerves – am I cut out for this?
In the last eight weeks I have done many things for the first time. I have practised CPR, used moving and handling equipment and attempted (and struggled) to manually take blood pressure. I have attended 18 lectures, 11 seminars and 2 practicals. I have set up a Nursing Society with a group of wonderful people, … More Eight Weeks of Being a Student Nurse