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…

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

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!