First post – pre-empting the course.


Well, this is my first post on the blog. I am starting my nurse training in September and I am counting down the days! I have a few books that I have been having a little read of but I mainly want to just start and get stuck in to theory and practical skills. I have over three years experience working with children who have severe or profound learning disabilities and complex needs and they are the ones who have inspired me to train as a nurse and better myself. However, I am well aware that I will be experiencing very new things. (Although I have been in many a situation that others would deem “disgusting” and “disturbing” and I deem as “surreal” and “a bit funny” – I’ll leave you with your thoughts on that.)

I thought I could do a little list of things that I am looking forward to and what I am nervous of.

Looking forward to:

  • Meeting new people from all walks of life on my course and in placement settings. I love  listening to people’s stories and learning from others.
  • Learning!
  • Being able to do cool stuff and see cool stuff, like injections and other clinical processes.
  • Making a difference and being able to follow up with care. (I like that you can keep an eye on things, rather than feel like you can’t do much at all due to job role and red tape constraints)

Nervous of:

  • Death.
  • Dealing with people who are very upset/angry/scared and a whole host of other emotions and trying to find words or strategies to help them in that moment.
  • Doing something very wrong.

Anyway, that’s me for now. I suppose I won’t have much to post about until I start! 102 days…

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2 Responses to First post – pre-empting the course.

  1. Maddy says:

    My name is Maddy Stewart, and I am a high school student who is interested in a future of nursing. For a school project, I am conducting interviews with nurses, to see if the career is right for me. Since I only know a few nurses in person, I set off to read nurses blogs and see if they would help me by being someone I could interview
    You seem like such a cool person, from the bit of your blog that I have read, and I was wondering if you would mind taking some time to answer my interview questions. Here they are if you are interested

    -What type of a nurse are you working toward being?

    -What challenges have you encountered in nursing school?

    -What steps led you to become a nursing student?

    -What made you interested in nursing? And when was that?

    -What are you’re plans for the future?

    -What recommendations do you have for me, as a student?

    If you don’t want to answer them that Is completely fine. If you do answer them, I will tell you now that I can not thank you enough for taking the time. Thanks

    you can respond at

  2. Booya_cah says:

    Hi Maddy, thank you for reading and good luck with your plans to become a nurse!
    If you read other posts on here, they explain what drove me towards nursing as a career. I am not yet in university so can’t comment on the training aspect, however I am sure I will be blogging on it! If you would still like me to answer more in depth, then that’s fine, I can email you 🙂

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