Ten things I wish I knew before I became a student nurse

Yemi Giwa is third year Nursing Student who has experienced a lot during her degree so far. The added element of being on placement during a global pandemic certainly wasn’t in the course description but it’s an experience that thousands of student nurses across the country will hopefully benefit from. Even before COVID-19 sent shockwaves … More Ten things I wish I knew before I became a student nurse

The importance of mental health as a student nurse

The discussion around mental health has certainly got louder in recent years and rightly so when you consider that 1 in 4 people will experience a mental health problem of some kind each year in England. This week, that discussion continued with Suicide Prevention Day occurring on Thursday 10th September. With that in mind, Mental … More The importance of mental health as a student nurse

COVID-19: Student nursing through the pandemic

Adult Nursing graduate, David Rothwell, was part of the final year nursing cohort who helped to combat COVID-19 during the first wave of the deadly pandemic in the UK. Below, he provides some brilliant insight in to what life was like as a student nurse during those horrendous first few months…  I first heard of … More COVID-19: Student nursing through the pandemic

COVID-19: Opting in to a placement on a covid-positive ward

When Covid-19 first became worldwide news, Yemi Giwa was on placement just like thousands of other second year student nurses across the country. With the disease spreading like wildfire, that particular placement was cancelled and all teaching was taken online. Then a new opportunity presented itself. One that would require her to support the NHS … More COVID-19: Opting in to a placement on a covid-positive ward

COVID-19: How it’s affected our final year nurses

Prior to the COVID-19 outbreak in the United Kingdom, our third year Adult Nursing students were due to embark on their final placements before qualifying as registered nurses. With the pandemic putting a hold on all face to face teaching and the majority of placements across the University, our nursing students have been given the … More COVID-19: How it’s affected our final year nurses

COVID-19: Looking after your mental wellbeing during lockdown

As the whole of the country begins to shut down, many of us will find ourselves either self-isolating due to having symptoms of COVID-19 or working from home due to government advice about unnecessary social interaction. Of course, during this period it’s important to look after your physical health, however the severity of the situation … More COVID-19: Looking after your mental wellbeing during lockdown

Suicide prevention – The Mental Health Nursing perspective

Like every student on a Mental Health Nursing course, Jess Manning is empathetic. She wants to help and support those who are going through a difficult period in their lives and she’s learning how best to do that at The University of Manchester. One topic that every mental health nurse must look at is suicide … More Suicide prevention – The Mental Health Nursing perspective

Meet the professionals: Community nursing and hospital nursing

Continuing our Meet the Professionals series, we recently caught up with two BNurs Adult Nursing alumni to see how they are getting on with their careers since graduating. Both alumni have taken varied routes since graduation, with Jenny working on and A and E unit in London and Hannah working as a District Community Nurse … More Meet the professionals: Community nursing and hospital nursing