In the two years that I have been training as a nurse I have encountered death several times across three of my four placements. Towards the end of my last placement with the district nursing team, I was talking to a family member who was caring for their mother at the end of life who … Continue reading How to deal with the death of a patient
Welcome August! My last month as a second year student nurse! This is now the countdown to my third year at university so I have decided to pack August with a combination of trying out new activities, going away, visiting friends, baking, keeping fit, prepping for my dissertation and resting up before the final push … Continue reading Hello August
Last week I finished my nine week placement with the district nurses. I am happy to now have a break for summer but also upset that this placement had to end! I absolutely loved this placement. I have always envisioned myself working within a hospital setting until this placement. I am sure that once I … Continue reading Daily Life of a District Nurse
Whether you are soon to start another year at school, college or university or whether you are starting one of these for the first time, my biggest top tip is to get yourself organised and prepared in advance to really hit the ground running. I am often complimented on my organisational skills so I thought … Continue reading Get Organised!
Do you ever feel like you aren't good enough? Do you wish you knew more? Do you doubt your abilities? Well, STOP! We are all guilty of self-doubt. How about we change that and all start to promote self-love? I certainly find that out on placement I worry if I am good enough. If I … Continue reading Stop Doubting Yourself and Start Loving Yourself
Who else loves when a new month starts on a new week? This next month holds a lot in store for me! In less than a week it is my twentieth birthday! I am looking forward to spending the weekend with my lovely family. Towards the end of the month I am also spending the … Continue reading Hello July
Unfortunately recently I have been hearing a lot of negativity about the NHS. About staff shortages, waiting times and costs. I cannot deny that these are key issues, however, it is upsetting that patients are reporting that staff are not coming across as caring or having enough time to spend with them. I have worked … Continue reading Let’s talk about the NHS