Becoming a student nurse

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...

Success! Passing my first MCQ bioscience exam

The clock hit 9am, and I excused myself from the ward where I’d been working since 7am. Hospitals seem to be black holes of signal, sucking precious...

Date night?