Reflection – the ability Learning Disability nurses have to shape their own learning

Counting down placement hours can be a really daunting thing as a nursing student; however I’ve just counted down 15 in one of my favourite ways so far – Positive Choices 2017 hosted in Hull.  Positive Choices is an annual conference for Learning Disability students to network, learn and listen to those that’ll matter to … Continue reading Reflection – the ability Learning Disability nurses have to shape their own learning

Nursing at York: The Placement / Theory / Life Balance

I’ve written before that nursing is a full-time course with long hours and 45 weeks of the year, so let’s talk about balance. I think now I’m half way through my second year, I’ve almost nailed it! University life is about more than learning and academia. It’s about friendship, growth and drinking (just kidding, sort … Continue reading Nursing at York: The Placement / Theory / Life Balance

Wait, so you’re an elderly nurse? But you look so young!

“No, LD, a Learning Disability nurse!” A couple of colleagues and I, all Learning Disability student nurses, went to a recent conference with Health Education England (HEE). We met fellow students from London, Hull and Northumbria and many others to discuss the attraction of Learning Disability nursing, the course we are undertaking, any problems we … Continue reading Wait, so you’re an elderly nurse? But you look so young!