Clinical placements

Starting out - I helped molly to feel like a writer again, instead of a stroke patient

On clinical placement during my first year of training, I worked on a stroke unit where I...

Starting out - Caring for a deteriorating patient underlined the importance of 6Cs

In my third year of nurse training I was on placement on an acute medical unit when I was...

Starting out - Clients’ social isolation prompted me to research ways to alleviate it

While working in the community with people who have schizophrenia, it became clear that the...

Starting out - Mary showed me that a smile and kind gesture does make a difference

At the start of my third year of nurse training, I had a clinical placement on a respiratory...

Starting out - Placement in Spain helped me to learn the value of communication

In my final year of training, I completed my adult nursing placement in Alicante, Spain. I...

Starting out - Learning to trust my knowledge was a turning point in my training

In my second year of nurse training, I was working on a medical assessment ward when I met...

Starting out - Atrial fibrillation incident proved the value of taking pulse manually

One night shift that sticks out in my mind is when I was working on an upper gastro surgical...

Starting out - Palliative care is a team challenge for professionals and families

As part of a clinical placement in the community, I helped care for a patient receiving...

Starting out - Nurses can learn so much and grow in confidence on an elective abroad

In my third year of nurse training, I undertook an elective placement in Arequipa, Peru,...

Starting out - Inspiring day made me think ‘what else is happening with my patient?’

I was on annual leave when I was given the opportunity to spend a day with the stoma care...

Starting out - Finding courage to blow the whistle helped me develop my practice

During my second clinical placement in my first year of training I began to notice that...

Starting out - Conversation and communication is empowering for nurse and patient

When I found out that I was going to be on placement at a hospice for ten weeks, I was...

Starting out - Research helped me understand a patient’s needs and improve care

In my second year of nurse training, I met ‘Joe’, a patient who had been on a gastro-...

Starting out - I learned that the patient should be central to therapeutic intervention

In my first year as a mental health nursing student, I was on placement in a residential...

Starting out - Sharing common interests helped to lift a cancer patient’s spirits

A main theme of my university course is that no matter what task you are engaged in as a...

Starting out - Helping a nurse provide holistic care inspired me to get more involved

During my first year of nurse training, I had a placement with a community mental health...

Starting out - Baby’s death was challenging but affirmed my decision to be a nurse

This story is about a baby and his journey from a neonatal unit to the children’s ward, to...

Student life - Every student can help prevent pressure ulcers

As a nursing student I have spent a lot of my time working in hospitals, care homes and...

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