On the day, I woke up around 5.30am so that I could hopefully sleep later before my shift. I spent all morning thinking about this night shift. Panicking, worrying, feeling very anxious about it. Night shifts aren’t something I want to be doing at all. I’m no night owl. I love my sleep. “I don’t … More My first night shift experience
This probably sounds really pathetic and stupid of me, but how will I cope on a night shift?! It’s finally came around, I have to do my first night shift as a student nurse on the wards. I have 101 fears (not literally) about this. The Nursing and Midwifery council state we have to experience … More How will I survive it? SOS!
So, along with the maths exam, an assignment and revising for my physiology exam we have a practice placement document to fill out whilst we are on placement, one book for every placement. It is full of The Nursing and Midwifery council Code of cunduct (2015) requirements that we need to achieve to pass our … More Practice Placement Documents
The past 2 weeks has gone by so fast. It’s April already, where has this year gone?! The last couple of shifts of my placement have been amazing. I’ve had such good feedback from patients and the nurse I have been working with. Just at how great i’m doing so far. It’s good to hear … More 2 weeks has past!
My second 12.5hour shift went amazing! I think Sundays are the way forward haha. I was put with a great healthcare assistant in the morning who was fantastic! The way he spoke to the patients, the way he talked to me WITH the patient and included them whilst training me on things. Explained everything as … More Second day of placement
I’ve had a lovely couple of days off. Today I did some exercises and meditation ready for a busy 12 hour day tomorrow on the ward. This time I’m more prepared, I’ve got pop tarts ready for my 10am break and lots of squash to drink throughout the day if I can bypass the staff … More Placement day 2 tomorrow!
So… I woke at 7.30am roughly, knowing my maths exam result will be available to view at 12.00pm! What am I going to do to keep busy until then? I’m soo anxious, I NEED to pass , I’m frantically pacing around the flat doing little jobs. Ironed my uniforms ready for placement, finished drying the … More Maths Exam results are in….
So I arrived nice and early, thanks to my super girlfriend lending me the car! I wasn’t sure about parking so I had to park a bit out and then get the train to the hospital. Found my ward really easily. Walking through the halls of the hospital that time in the morning is so … More First day at placement
First day of placement today! En route right now as we speak. I had some mini melt down last night, I was worrying too much. I checked the bus routes etc all again, and realised I actually have to be up at 4am and on the bus at 4.30am to make it to my placement … More Placement is here!
These are the fun times at university. Going into the mock wards and practicing your skills ready for placement. Enema probably isn’t the most fun one 😂 I’m hoping I never have to give a patient one of these! I’ll give you 2 guesses where they go? Haha! I liked the injection technique sessions! I’m … More Skills sessions