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
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
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
I remember my 1st day on placement as a 1st year and being absolutely nervous and excited about my adventure ahead of me! As a shy 18 year old fresh out of college without any care experience I had no clue what to expect in the world of nursing, I was prepared by Uni on … Continue reading Ellie’s placement experience, advice and tips.
When I was asked to write this blog I was not really sure where to start but I have decided to keep it plain and simple and will just try to pass on some lessons I have learnt as I continue my journey towards the ultimate goal of becoming a mental health nurse. As I … Continue reading Placements in a nutshell – A brief resume of placements as a Mental Health Nursing Student.
Today we're highlighting the STaR project, the wonderful work they have been involved with and an award they have kindly given to the society for one very special blog contributor! The STaR project is a University of Hull based study funded by the Burdett Trust for Nursing. The project aimed to Support the Transition and … Continue reading The STaR Project & Blog Award
written anonymously Hi, I have wanted to write about my experience for some time, but I wanted to do itanonymously! Why? Not because I am embarrassed, but firstly because I don’t tellpeople. (Do you tell everyone you meet about your butt?) Well neither do I!Secondly, the nursing I received locally was shocking, it made me … Continue reading My stoma called Henry!
As a student nurse, I am incredibly grateful that I had previously studied at Hull and also worked there for over 2 years so I understand a lot of how ‘being a student works’ and know a fair bit about what the staff do, too. I’m also glad that because of that, I knew just … Continue reading Role-ing Into 2021
How I became a Trainee Nursing Associate? I never thought I would have had an opportunity to do my nurse training and be able to attend university, due to the struggles I encountered throughout school and college. I am dyslexic and I also have a degenerative eye condition that can affect how I can focus. … Continue reading TNA Edition: Rachel’s Story
By Paul Thompson So, in mid-January 2020 I sat in the staff room of the nursing/residential home in which I work. On the table there was an advert for a new job opportunity, Apprentice Trainee Nurse Associate. I gave it a quick glance and looked at the job description. The word that initially jumped out … Continue reading A Transition: Care Assistant to Trainee Nursing Associate