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8 months down the line as a newly qualified nurse

I can’t believe how quickly it has flown by since I have qualified as a children’s nurse. I should probably start with an update on what happened after the last blog post as at that current moment in time I … Continue reading

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Epilogue: Newly qualified children’s nurse.

I did it. It took blood, sweat, tears (a lot of tears) and an iron will to get through 3 years of paediatric nurse training. Would I do it again? Absolutely not. Was it worth it? I desperately hope so. … Continue reading

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Nearly there – making some decisions about nursing

I haven’t blogged in quite a while. It has been pretty busy academically with essays and dissertation to complete as well as placement hours. Alongside this, I’ve been involved with the #bursaryorbust campaign which has been incredible. So, I’ve nearly … Continue reading

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In defence of our NHS: scrapping of NHS bursaries and what it really means. (To me, anyway)

In the last month, student nurses, midwives, junior doctors and other healthcare disciplines have been organising and liaising with each other in response to the cuts to the NHS bursary in the Autumn spending review by George Osborne. At the … Continue reading

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NHS BURSARIES ABOLITION: it isn’t about the money, it is about the patients.

  “The budget review has come out and as you may have seen bursaries for students hoping to train to be nurses or midwives has been abolished and are to be replaced with standard tuition fees and loans. Yesterday, while … Continue reading

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I quite like the concept of social prescription.

I was lucky enough to attend the College of Medicine Summer School at UEA earlier in September. I had never been to a conference before that lasted longer than a day (and I got to stay in student accommodation so … Continue reading

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Now it’s the third year blues.

I thought it wouldn’t be me writing a post like this. Sorry, but this is probably going to be negative. The nursing degree is hard. Being a student nurse is hard. There is no other way to sugar coat that. … Continue reading

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