2nd Year – 1st Patient Death

01/10/2018

Hey lovelies,

Today has been a difficult day! One of the patients, that I had helped to treated passed away this morning! The patient was a very poorly individual and since I have got home and had chance to digest the events of the day, it has been playing on my mind!

Death is a difficult thing, especially for the relatives of the patient.

But…

It is also difficult for the healthcare team that take care of the patient! Time helps you to digest events but sometimes it takes longer than others…

*Do you want me to discuss my top tips on dealing with patient deaths?*

If you do leave me a comment of drop me an email! If you have any tips feel free to share them and I’ll include it all in my top tips! 😘

Assessment Results…

28/09/2018

Hmm…no results yet! Hopefully we will get them on Monday!

I’ll keep you updated…

01/10/2018

Hey lovelies,

Received an email today from the lecturer grading our assessment to give us our results, and if I’m honest it’s kind of a bittersweet moment!

Good Point

We passed our assessment, with the best feedback we have received after all of our attempts!

Bad Point

If we had passed 1st time with the presentation we gave for our 3rd attempt, we would have achieved 63% but because it was the 3rd attempt it has been capped at 40%

Hindsight….

If everyone pulled their weight and did their work in the first place for the 1st attempt then we wouldn’t be in this situation! Although, a pass is still a pass!

Week 1 – DONE

30/09/2018

Hey lovelies,

I have finished my 1st week of placement for 2nd second year and I am thoroughly enjoying the experience!

Worked 24hours this week which is an easy transition back into placement! Getting used to being back in the swing of things again! It’s been an interesting week and I am ready to kick off week 2 at 0730 hours tomorrow morning!

Wish me luck…

2nd Year Placement – 1st Day

24/09/2018 – am

Got a busy day ahead today! 1st day of 2nd year placement!

For the next six weeks I’ll be in a community hospital helping to treat elderly patients!

  • Palliative Care
  • Stroke Rehab
  • Demetia Patients
  • Parkinson’s Patients

Lets see how today goes….

24/09/2018 – pm

Just got home after my 1st shift! Been interesting but overwhelming to day the least! Going to take me a whole to get used to the routine of the ward and all of the patients but I have really enjoyed today! Hopefully the next few shifts I’ll find my feet and not be so overwhelmed! Looking forward to the next 6 weeks…

Assessment Day..!

21/09/2018 – am

The group is meeting up today 2 hours before we are due to present to the lecturers! We are meeting early to finalise everything and run through it before we present!

I literally have everything crossed!

We really need to pass this time as it’s our 3rd and final attempt….if we don’t then I’ll have to reevaluate my career path…🤢

Update to follow….

21/09/2018 – pm

Assessment Day – DONE

Finally finished presenting! I think it went better than the previous 2 attempts 🤞🏻

Now just got to wait for our grades to be posted, which hopefully will be out next Friday – 28/09/2018.

But we’ll have to wait and see…

Second Year Starts Now..!

Hey lovelies! Sorry I’ve been quiet and not posted for a while! I’ve been enjoying my 3 weeks summer leave! I haven’t done too much just spent a lot of time taking time out for myself and seeing my partner!

Now the FUN begins! Two weeks of induction, including training again! Manual handling and Basic Life Support!

As for first year I have passed 3 out of 4 modules! Meaning I still have one to go, which is the group presentation…3rd and final attempt!

Grades for 1st year – 50%, 60% and 79%.

My group assessment is on the 21st September, so fingers crossed that everything goes well…

I’ll keep you all updated..!😘

Time off placement…!

So today is the beginning of my second week away from placement!

Last week was a good week. My other half was home for the majority of the week and we had his sister and her partner stay with us and spent the day doing a few things, just generally talking some time out.

However, I have had a rough week as well! I have to work part-time even when on placement so I am able to financially support myself! It has definitely been a strain! I found out last week that the company I work for is selling up and moving on to a new business venture, meaning I have been extremely stressed about having no income coming in! Luckily, I have managed to find a bar job which is part-time and i’m hoping it will be flexible. If it isn’t then I will have to leave and find something that would be more suitable! It has been a very emotional week but I am beginning to feel a lot more positive about things!

I’m so lucky to have such an amazing support system around me! My partner is there in an instant, whenever I need support! Even with him working away from home, around 5 hours away in Wales! His sister has been very supportive and making me feel as though the situation I have found myself in, will get better and a lot of people will go through the same thing! I also have my family, especially my dad! He reminds me everyday that he is proud of me and shouts it from the rooftops whenever he can!

Bring on the next week of a break from placement, working my notice at my current job and a few shifts at the pub! Hopefully everything will get better and fingers crossed…stay better..!

Thank you all for the continued supported! Remember if you have any questions feel free to leave me a comment below and I will get back to you as soon as i can 🙂

First Day Off!

So today has been my first day off placement for the next 2 weeks! Let’s just say I am catching up on some missed sleep and doing odd bits around the house!

Over the next couple of weeks i’m going to take some time to talk about how i’ve been dealing with the mental and emotional side of nursing, especially when things get hard! If you guys have any suggestions or questions that you would like me to answer then please don’t hesitate to leave me a comment!

I think one of the first topics that i’m going to talk about it coping with mental health, as since the beginning of 2018 I have been struggling with my own! I’ve learnt a few coping strategies along the way and i’d love to share them with you!

I think i’m also going to look at misconceptions of nursing as well! If  any of you have any that you’d like be to include just let me know!

I also want to say thank you to you all for you continued support so far!