Written by Anthony (AJ) Paterson, Year 3 Mental Health Nursing Student I woke in bed one morning and with my hazy eyes I opened twitter to scroll though and what catches my eye, a blog about males nursing on the Hull nursing society’s page. As I read this beautifully written blog it got me thinking. … Continue reading Stereotypes of Men in Nursing
I’m a student with a strong interest in leadership. I believe we all have capacity to be leaders regardless of our role or pay band. In order to ensure the best outcomes for those we care for, there are some situations where we have a duty to lead. I’ve taken the role of the leader … Continue reading Leadership & Saying No
Becoming a student nurse and being a male is never something I have ever thought about. I am the only male in our small cohort of fourteen student nurses specialising in learning disabilities. However, I have heard that for some males, it is something they have thought about and at times worried about. The main … Continue reading Men and Student Nursing
25th August 2021 Written by Sam C. Palmer-Nash - Second Year Learning Disability Nursing Student I have always had an interest in coaching, mentoring, education, and peer support during my previous careers. In addition, I’ve loved showing new staff the ropes and enjoyed my role as supervisor. My journey into Learning Disability Nursing started in … Continue reading Peer Support and #WeStNs
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?
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.