Why Nursing?

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?

Project allotment

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

Reflections from retirement

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

Placement is emotional

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


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