Transition of another sort
Nurses arent nosy, theyre just blessed with plenty of professional curiosity, says Emma Cowen
After working in the childrens accident and emergency department as a healthcare assistant for three years before starting university, I am about to start a placement there as a nursing student.
This is the first time on the course when I have felt nervous.
Usually I am excited, looking forward to meeting new people, and getting to be nosy in a new area, although someone recently pointed out to me that nurses arent nosy, they are professionally curious, which sounds better.
Logically I have no reason to be anxious; I know the area well, I know the staff, and I also know what will be expected of me.
However, I will be there in a completely different role, with different responsibilities, and the staff will have different expectations of me....
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