My nursing placement survival guide

Hey guys! My name is Christine, you might have come across one or two of my previous blogs, such as my ‘What I wish I knew before starting my placement in the Operating Theatre’ blog. If you haven’t, you might want to check them out to gain some useful insight into what this amazing course has to offer. I have just completed my first term of third-year as a student nurse on the Adult Nursing course. Being a third-year student, I think I am finally eligible to say that I have completed a fair number of placements in my day. Hence, I finally feel qualified to bring you my ‘Placement Survival Guide’.

What I wish I knew before starting my placement in the Operating Theatre

Getting the news A few months ago, I was told that my next placement would be in Theatre. I had very mixed feelings about this news. Throughout my previous placement, there were times when I longed to understand the operations my patients would undergo when they left the ward for their scheduled surgeries. I wanted … Continue reading What I wish I knew before starting my placement in the Operating Theatre

Highlights of studying Nursing at the University of York (even during a pandemic)

So far, I’ve talked about an average day as a nursing student and let you in on what to look out for when applying to University. Today, I bring you: ‘What to look forward to’ as an undergraduate studying nursing at the University of York. Working on placement During your journey as a student nurse, … Continue reading Highlights of studying Nursing at the University of York (even during a pandemic)

Life as a student nurse

For a bit of context: generally, the first term of Nursing is structured so that Mondays are dedicated to the ‘Biological and Pharmacological Aspects of Health and Wellbeing’ module, Tuesdays are for the ‘Psychological and Sociological Aspects of Health and Wellbeing’ module and Thursdays are usually for the ‘Knowledge Applied to Nursing’ sessions. Morning After … Continue reading Life as a student nurse

What’s it Really Like Being a Student Nurse? A glimpse into an average week:

Hello! My name is Megan, I am a Child Nursing Student at the University of York. I never thought I could enjoy my degree as much as I do, it has exceeded every expectation I had as a prospective student. However, nursing is a degree completely different to all others. I am hoping this glimpse … Continue reading What’s it Really Like Being a Student Nurse? A glimpse into an average week:

Jobs and nursing…

I’ve started looking at jobs. Yes, I know I’m about to finish my second year and it’s a tiny bit early but as previously mentioned – nursing is a big wide world. Even in Learning Disability. What about a Community role? Being welcomed into people’s homes and lives to benefit, adjust, promote health and wellbeing, … Continue reading Jobs and nursing…