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.
- 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)
- 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…