Welcome to six out of ten, a UK nursing blog (with some luxury lifestyle thrown in)


My name’s Laura, and I’m a first-year student studying Adult Nursing. This here blog’s been around for years now, so have a wander around and see what takes your fancy. From restaurant reviews to placement woes, and little slices of affordable luxury to first class trips abroad, this is a little bit about my life.

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Becoming a student nurse

In which I crumbled like teeth in a bad nightmare

I’ve always been praised for my calm outlook which, for most people who know me, comes as quite a shock. I can be terribly whiny and moany...

Real nursing confessions: Right. My right, or your right?

I think I skipped those classes at primary school that taught me right from left. I’m going to be totally honest, I know the concept of right...

Questions to ask at the end of your student nurse interview

So you’ve followed our UCAS guidance for your student nurse application and WOW! you have an interview. Seriously, well done. Places are competitive for nursing students and...

My 6Cs in action: Compassion

The 6Cs are principles all nurses adhere to in their day-to-day life, on and off the job. Courage, compassion, communication, care, competence and cunning. Wait, scratch the...

How to stay sane at university: the UK student nurse guide

Life as a student nurse is a special kind of hectic. You forget what day it is. You forget what it’s like having cash. You forget what...

For nursing students: How to write a reflective essay quickly

Reflection. A mirror into your very soul, or in the case of student nurses, a dreaded word that comes attached with a hefty word count and a...

Budgeting as a first year student nurse

Budgeting as a mature student isn’t easy. A mature student nurse, to boot. While your average fresher gets a nice chunk of student loan dropped into their...

Why I decided not to study nursing at a London university

I couldn’t believe my eyes when I checked my UCAS account, where applications for my five chosen universities were being processed. I started my application late. As...

Tips for your first placement in an emergency ward

As the last stretch of my first placement as a student nurse approaches, I’ve learnt so much. The first day I met my new mentor and senior...

The reason the NHS should be free at the point of delivery: Tales from America

It’s Sunday night, it’s been dark for about four hours now, so I’ve got candles burning and the soft glow of some bargain fairy lights casting shadows...

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