By Chantelle Collier I applied to go to university quite late on in the year, as far as the application process goes. Normally things are all done, dusted and sent off to UCAS by mid-January. At that point last year, the only things on my radar were recovering from eating my body weight in selection … Continue reading Why Nursing?
I have currently been on placement with the Early Intervention Psychosis team. In my first week my supervisor had this idea of having an allotment group (inspired by another service user allotment), this would benefit the service users that they have within their service. I set out on fact/information gathering sessions looking at resources and … Continue reading Project allotment
Reading about placements on the HUNS website, and recognising September 2020 nursing students were heading for their first experience, I felt moved to contribute some personal reflections. On 4th June 2021, it’ll be 42 years since I started a three-year nurse training course at a local long-stay learning disability hospital (terminology of the time being … Continue reading Reflections from retirement
I have put this short blog together for all those first years who are due to go out this coming week and may be feeling nervous right about now. This is a very exciting but daunting time for you mainly because this has been a long time coming, but now it is here you will … Continue reading Placement nerves: Year Ones
Written by Sam Kitchen First years are due to go out on their first placement next week. It’s a very exciting time, and also understandable to be quite nervous! We can tend to get bogged down in worrying we don’t know clinical skills, or focus on our lack of experience and how we don’t want … Continue reading Placement is emotional
Written by Mandi For me, my experiences on placement for both first year and start of second year have been positive. However, that is not to say that there were not days that I had wobbles, or that staffing levels were low, or that I felt like I knew nothing and felt more of a … Continue reading Placements: 1st year Vs 2nd year
Placement is one of the highlights of student nursing. The chance to experience a setting you may never otherwise have been exposed to, have a designated supervisor to ask your millions of questions to (along with other fabulous members of staff, of course!), witness great practice and learn loads of skills and life lessons you … Continue reading ‘This practice does not feel or seem right’ on placement
Dr Jacquie White, Senior Lecturer in Mental Health, Mental Health Strategy Lead at the University of Hull and ‘Wearer of Many Hats’, recently offered members of Hull University Nursing Society and student nurses her time to provide a drop in to chat or answer any questions. She bravely gave student nurses the opportunity to ask … Continue reading Mental Health drop-in with Jacquie White
Life as a student nurse is hard. It’s one of the toughest degrees as it requires so much personal sacrifice. Because of this, when you need to speak to someone or need help, it can be hard to know where to turn. So, we’re going to try to break it down into something you can … Continue reading Who do I speak to about what?
Written by Sam Kitchen Attending placement is one of the best things about life as a student nurse. You get a unique insight into the area of work that you’re based, get to meet lots of different healthcare professionals and of course the wonderful clients and patients. There are so many opportunities for learning, both … Continue reading LD Hybrid Placement Experience