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
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.
This past week or two has not been easy to say the least, with placement details being announced at short notice however, I wanted to take a moment to forget about the stressors and talk about how to prepare for placement now that it is right around the corner. Placement can be a very exciting … Continue reading Placement