What’s in your night shift bag?
Tips for nursing students facing their first night shift, including what essentials to take and finding a routine that works
Preparing for your first night shift can be a daunting experience.
So many questions cross your mind. Will I be able to stay awake? What should I eat? And what should I bring with me?
This episode of the Nursing Standard podcast answers all those questions and more.
Giving yourself time to wind down after a shift
Podcast guests Molly Kiltie, senior mental health practitioner at Leicestershire Partnership NHS Trust, and Danielle Robinson, a third-year adult nursing student at the University of Lincoln, give listeners tips on how to survive a first night shift.
They tell RCNi editorial assistant Serafina Basciano about the importance of finding a routine that works for you and giving yourself time to wind down after a shift.
Our guests also discuss what essentials they have in their bags that help them get through the night.
Find out more
- How to survive night shifts: advice on protecting your health and well-being
- Take a nap during night shifts to stay vigilant, nurses advised
- What should I eat before, during and after my night shift?
- Night shift survival guide: a nursing student shares her 9 top tips
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