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Support & Motivation, University

The easy way to plan and write your assignments that guarantees you better results.

I don’t know a single nursing student who enjoys writing assignments. Even when it’s about a topic you’re fascinated by or feel very passionate about. The process of gathering the information, finding out what your lecturers actually want you to write about, word counts, referencing etc…..it’s all just so blurghhh. So how can you make… Continue reading The easy way to plan and write your assignments that guarantees you better results.

Clinical Placement, Personal skills, Work

How to manage conflict situations when on clinical placement in 3 easy steps

Recently I had a third year student nurse ask me how to handle a situation on clinical placement. She had been on an elderly care/rehabilitation ward for 4 weeks & had a good relationship with her clinical mentor/supervisor & the other staff. She felt confident in the ward routine & what her duties were for… Continue reading How to manage conflict situations when on clinical placement in 3 easy steps

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Clinical Placement, Home & Family, Money, University

Free Masterclass On The Essentials You Will Need For Your Nursing Degree

Last year I created the Top 20 Essentials List You Will Need For Your Nursing Degree. The list was compiled by current student nurses, & newly qualified nurses, who wanted to share what they couldn’t have survived without during their degree. It's a free eguide which has been hugely popular to help students prepare before… Continue reading Free Masterclass On The Essentials You Will Need For Your Nursing Degree

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Other, University

Best nursing podcasts & TV shows which help your learning as a student nurse

Following on from the last blog post on how to find out your learning style & how that can help you grasp any subject you may be struggling with, I wanted to share with you my top nursing TV shows & podcasts. If you're an auditory or visual learner these can really help you with… Continue reading Best nursing podcasts & TV shows which help your learning as a student nurse

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Personal skills, University

Work smarter not harder by understanding your learning style

Most student nurses fall into one of two camps…. Either you dread the academic work & feel more comfortable on clinical placement using practical skills. Or you’re terrified of the wards and prefer learning new things through reading & theory work. There is no right or wrong way to be, but one of the best… Continue reading Work smarter not harder by understanding your learning style

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Clinical Placement, Personal skills, Support & Motivation

Is Fear Actually Your Friend?

I barely slept the night before my first ever day on clinical placement. My mind was racing....what if they ask me things I don't know, will they think I'm not good enough to be a nurse? What will they ask me to do, I've never worked in a hospital before, I don't know anything! Driving… Continue reading Is Fear Actually Your Friend?

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Personal skills, Support & Motivation, University

3 Steps To Finally Ending Procrastination For Good

If procrastination was an Olympic sport I would absolutely have a gold medal. We all are guilty of procrastinating over something, despite how important it is or looming deadlines! Procrastination levels are pretty much at an all-time high right now thanks to winter & lockdown 3.0. But did you know there are 2 types of… Continue reading 3 Steps To Finally Ending Procrastination For Good

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Personal skills, Support & Motivation

Always Follow Your Dream

Last month I finally achieved a dream of mine which truthfully began in 2016. When I first began my nursing degree in 2015, I didn’t know what area of nursing I wanted to go in to, or what type of nurse I wanted to be. All I wanted to do was to help people. I… Continue reading Always Follow Your Dream

Home & Family, Support & Motivation

5 quick & simple ways to instantly re-energise your space & boost your mood during lockdown

January 2021. UK in lockdown AGAIN. Schools shut. Remote learning. Placements cancelled. And AGAIN you're stuck at home....juggling assignment writing, online lectures, virtual placements, family life, and even home schooling the kids. How any of us will be left with a shred of sanity after this will be a miracle! If you are feeling completely… Continue reading 5 quick & simple ways to instantly re-energise your space & boost your mood during lockdown

Other, Support & Motivation

Q&A’s

Despite everything that’s happened this year I still cannot believe how quick it has gone now, and next week we’ll be entering the last month of 2020! Even though we’re all facing tough times and the future is still very much unknown (is there finally a cure for Covid?!). I’m already starting to feel the… Continue reading Q&A’s