Signed up for the degree pathway!

23rd August 2011 21:35

Part nine
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First day back at uni today and I have loved it!! Seeing all my friends all fresh from placement full of stories and gossip to chatter about! All of year one work complete, signed off, and handed in! EEEEEE! So excited to have passed and completed my first year, it has gone SO fast! But wow! What a year! I have learnt so much and met some amazing people! Roll on next year!

I have also signed up for the degree programme! Can not believe I actually did it, I was nervous about the work load and the financial situation but at the end of the day if I have the opportunity and the passion then why not? 😀

Random paragraph; but I was in a lecture today and we had a staff nurse in talking to us about cardiac arrests and how to react and treat them, when she randomly told us to stay the same when we qualify and not to forget how to care once we have worked for a while.
At first I thought this was slightly odd at first but when I thought about it it was actually very good advice!
As students and staff we would quite happily bend over backwards for a patient, look after them until they were better and listen and sympathise with them for as long as they needed, however when a staff nurse (or student) happens to mention that they feel poorly or that they have rung in sick, everyone seems to turn into insensitive, un caring people and tend to dismiss the person as being a “hypercondriact” or roll our eyes and say “Great! Now I need to get someone to cover that shift!
It is such a shame! I think people tend to forget that we are human too, and not super and immune to every cold, bug, and virus.
So when I am out on the wards on my own qualified, I will try to remember this piece of advise and stay caring and professional and remember why I went into nursing in the first place!
After all patients is a virtue!

Hmm rant over! Now I need chocolate, Blog tomorrow.

Love M xoxo

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