The Power of Words

I love words. I love how they have unique sounds, how together they can give anyone power and strength, that they can convey meaning, emotion and passion. Words in song, in poetry or on literature allow you to escape and discover new worlds and different people. Words in law or reporting or policy give usContinue reading “The Power of Words”

Don’t forget this cohort

I write this the day before I start my first nursing post, it has been a long time coming – five years in fact. Gaining a Bachelor of Nursing in Adult and Mental Health Nursing took four years and before that I completed an Access to Higher Education Diploma in a year while working partContinue reading “Don’t forget this cohort”

Changing roles as a newly registered nurse…

My name is Dawn Marr and I am a Newly Qualified Mental Health Nurse, I qualified in September 2019. I started my Nursing career within a low-secure forensic ward. I had spent time within this environment as a student and it really intrigued me, the amount of time that staff had available to spent timeContinue reading “Changing roles as a newly registered nurse…”

Starting as an NQN in the Community

“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”