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“You should go to the ward first? Shouldn’t you get some experience before you go into the community? Oooh, are you sure about doing that?” These are some of the common statements I heard from fellow students, nurses, and lecturers when telling them my Newly Qualified Nurse (NQN) role was a Mental Health Nurse, alsoContinue reading “Starting as an NQN in the Community”
Yesterday I worked my first shift in the numbers in intensive care as a newly qualified nurse. After a slightly unorthodox supernumerary period including a seven-week long absence due to sickness, as well as starting in the midst of a global pandemic, I had, in total, around six or seven weeks clinical practice before beingContinue reading “First day in the numbers in critical care.”
So, it’s here, you’re doing it, your last placement as a student. I had worried a lot beforehand that I needed to know everything by the end of this placement, and that I would be ‘good enough’, not only for the team, but for my own expectations. But that first day in blues came around,Continue reading “An ideal transition…”
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