Monday, 10 October 2011

Time Flies ...

Has it really been two weeks since my last post? Naughty, Flo! In my defence, I have been such a busy bee of late. Between lectures, seminars, tutorials, studying, flat sitting, building wardrobes, and hand-washing laundry, things have gotten a bit hectic! But enough of that, let’s get down to business.
Since I last posted, I have been introduced to a whole new world of nursing... well... stuff. Some of which includes: learning how to wash my hands correctly and thoroughly; understanding the basics of infection control; uncovering a plethora of fabulous trailblazers in nursing history; observing and practicing dressing a wound using the aseptic technique; and experiencing a whole new level of tired - all of which I’m aware is only the start of things to come! I must confess, since my very first day on the course I have been petrified at the thought of my first placement, but after participating in some clinical skills practice over the last couple of weeks my outlook has changed, and my niggling nerves have been replaced with ever-increasing excitement. In fact, I have just today discovered that my first placement is in an acute-care hospital setting. I still have a few weeks before the placement actually starts, so there’s plenty of time to read up on the subjects surrounding the type of care provided. But before I go on placement, there’s still plenty to learn and look forward to at university. Which reminds me... I have work to do! I’d love to hear how other new and progressing student nurses are getting on, so please drop me a line.


  1. Wow- what an interesting first placement experience :) At DMU we don't go out until January, with two weeks in every branch before a placement at our own. I have my first clinical skills session for the CFP next week- I bet it was a welcome change to be out of a lecture theatre?!

  2. Indeed it is an interesting first placement! I'm trepidant but also eager to get stuck in. To be honest I'm enjoying both the theory and the practice, but you're right, it is nice to be doing hands-on stuff; definitely makes you feel like more of a nurse!