Nursing studies

Being a nursing student and a parent: how to make it work for you

From organising childcare to juggling family holidays with clinical placements, a third-year nursing student offers her top tips for students with children

From organising childcare to juggling family holidays with clinical placements, a third-year nursing student offers her top tips for students with children

Juggling academic work with clinical placements and personal commitments can be challenging as a nursing student.

When you are also a parent, it can sometimes feel overwhelming.

Knowing how to juggle study, placements and parenting

When I started my nursing degree three years ago, I didn’t know how I would make it all work – I wanted to succeed in my studies while also being the mum my five year old needed, but I knew it would not be easy.

I battled through assignments, exams and placements while struggling with my ‘mum guilt’

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