There is many in each one of us.

Admittedly when I finally sat down to write my blog, I had conflicting ideas of what I wanted to write about. But when I reflect on my nursing journey, it does take me back to my first week at university. During induction, we had nursing lecturers come and tell us that we had entered aContinue reading “There is many in each one of us.”

Take Time to Look at You…

Working in healthcare can be incredibly stressful for anyone and often everyone, add into it newly registered nurse wobbles, winter pressures, a global pandemic and of course Christmas stress. Christmas is a magical time, a time which also often goes hand in hand with financial worries and maybe the guilt of working away from lovedContinue reading “Take Time to Look at You…”

Let Me Be Honest with You

At #RCNNQN and #RCNStudents, we decided to start the #SmallActionsBigChanges campaign to counteract a lot of the recent negativity that has been happening on Twitter and social media. A lot of this has come from certain individuals, many of whom I used to respect. We aim to show that life is not all doom andContinue reading “Let Me Be Honest with You”

The impact of Covid-19 on new registrants and what this means for our profession’s future.

Now, anyone who knows me knows just how much I hate the warlike rhetoric that is often used when discussing nursing, particularly concerning the Covid-19 pandemic and our reaction as the nursing profession towards it. We are nurses, not soldiers. And we have not been conscripted to fight in the frontlines. I genuinely dislike theContinue reading “The impact of Covid-19 on new registrants and what this means for our profession’s future.”

My support network

Last weekend, in the early hours of the morning, at the end of a lovely night shift, a patient in my care died. Now, I know we’ve all experienced a patient dying at some point, we’ve all jumped into action at the sound of the emergency alarm. But this was different because this was MYContinue reading “My support network”