Ways to cope with conflicting study styles and goals in collaborative learning as a nursing student
I witnessed the kind of dedication I want to emulate in my own nursing career
A patient’s refusal to eat toast that was cut the wrong way changed a nursing student’s ideas
Learning to prioritise one person who needs you over another is difficult but necessary
It can be tricky balancing paid employment against university work, clinical placements and other commitments. Student nurse Grant Byrne offers his top tips
After two years out of training, nursing student Grant Byrne was nervous about going back on the wards. But with support from his mentor and other staff members, his fears turned out to be unfounded
Two years ago, nursing student Grant Byrne had to drop out of his course. But his time away from nursing only bolstered his desire to return – and he is now back doing what he loves.
Failing his final exam was a huge blow for nursing student Grant Byrne, but it made him all the more determined to achieve his goal of becoming a qualified nurse.
An unintentional double standard exists on our wards. While female patients are usually given the option of a female nurse, men are rarely afforded the same dignity. Despite working with some fantastic nurses, not once did I see a mentor ask if a male patient would prefer to be cared for by a male nurse.
Not that long ago I found myself sitting in a meeting discussing the role of men in nursing.
Nurses deal in empathy, so it is easy to imagine how you are feeling as you start your nursing course. We have all been there.
Why do so many complex issues in the health service get boiled down to crusades that do little other than tell nurses what they should already know?