Hi! My name is Megan, I am in my second year of the Children’s Nursing degree at the University of York. I am lucky enough to be able to say I love my course, the University itself, and living in York. Hopefully reading this blog will help you to think the same! Here are ten … Continue reading 10 Reasons Why You Should Study Nursing at York
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…
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
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
“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!
For this blog to work, I’ve got to be honest. You’ve seen the media – NHS nurses are overworked, underpaid and stressed. Student funding has been cut across the country and the entire NHS was neglected in the autumn statement. Why on earth would I encourage you to study nursing? It’s incredible, that’s why! Nursing is … Continue reading Nursing is incredible
So this is my final blog and I thought I would end on a spring note! The university, as you may know, is set on wonderful parkland around Europe’s largest plastic-bottomed lake. The university is well-known, through many forms of social media, for the wildlife on campus, especially the many ducks and geese which you … Continue reading My five favourite beauty spots on campus!
So it’s nearly the end of Term Two. I am half-way through my second year and about to finish my third placement. Where has the time gone? This term we have been busy with assignments and soon we have our Objective Structured Clinical Examination (OSCE) slightly terrifying! We have been busy in the Clinical Simulation Unit … Continue reading Time flies when you are having fun…
As you may have seen the undergraduate nursing degree course is very full-on, with an equal divide between placement and theory hours. However it is important to have a work-life balance. In this blog I’m going to share some of the things that I have undertaken, as well as opportunities and activities that you might … Continue reading Is there a life outside a nursing degree?
It’s a cold day in December, my alarm goes off at 05.30 and I rush to catch the bus ready for another day on placement. The sky is still dark and the cold hits my face. As I arrive, handover begins and I hear everything from bronchitic babies to overdosing teenagers – no two days are the … Continue reading My life as a nursing student!