Benefits and Challenges to Studying Nursing.

Hello folks! The news reported yesterday that there has been a reduction in the number of applications made for nursing courses across Scottish Universities this year-700 according to First Minister, Nicola Sturgeon. Eileen McKenna: Associate Director RCN Scotland explained on STV news that the RCN have lobbied for a number of years to get the [...]

Stage 2 Alternative Practice Placement 2022

Hello hello! My last 5 weeks of second year have been filled with Alternative Practice Placement programme. This program comprised of lots of opportunity to do self learning and some group work both online and on campus so it had a blended learning approach. Week 1 involved completing the practice supervisory NES units via Turas [...]

My Experience at Medical Ward RACH.

Hello folks! Hope you are all doing well. It is unbelievable that this was my last second year placement! https://fb.watch/ehdWX_B5Su/ I was placed at the Medical ward at the Royal Aberdeen Children's Hospital. This was my first experience of the Children's Hospital and I guess also my first experience in children's nursing as a whole, [...]

I am a Scotland Seat Holder for the RCN Student Committee!

I am extremely excited to share with you that I have recently been appointed a Scotland seat Holder on the RCN Student committee. I am extremely honoured to be a voice for other student nurses across Scotland and the UK. This role involves working along side another Scotland seat holder and student committee members across [...]

My Placement Experience at Critical Care ARI.

Hello folks so my second, second year placement was located at Critical care unit at Aberdeen Royal Infirmary. I am extremely honoured to have had a placement here. https://www.instagram.com/tv/CcOC4jVKac-/?utm_source=ig_web_copy_link About Critical Care Since covid Critical care Unit includes ICU (ward 201) and High Dependency (106 b). There are 16 beds in 201 and 14 beds [...]

Stage 2 Nursing Modules

Hello Folks wow it has been a been a very very busy few months I cannot believe second year is almost finished! I cannot believe my second year theory is complete! I thought I would share with you what my second year theory modules were all about. Science 2 So in November we had second [...]

STN Big 10 Sponsored Walk Funds!

Hello Everyone! This is just a very short blog post to update you on the funds that were raised during the STN Big 10 sponsored walk last year via the Nursing Society! Firstly, I would personally just like to thank everyone who participated, raised funds and donated to the causes, your contribution is extremely appreciated! [...]

Spiritual Care and its importance…

Hello everyone! In the short time I have spent within my nursing studies I have come to see that spiritual care is a hugely important part in a persons overall care. I approached Gillian Douglas: Lead Chaplain for Mental Health & Learning Disabilities at NHS Grampian to ask if she would share her knowledge of [...]

My Experience of a Mental Health Placement!

Hello! Hello! I recently finished my second nursing placement last month (May 2021). I was assigned to a Mental Health Ward. Before I was a wee tad nervous when I first found out where I was assigned to because as you may know Mental Health is not the fields of expertise I hope to register [...]

Simulated Practice Experience and the pros and cons of Online Healthcare.

Hello! I hope everyone is doing well! Due to the pandemic and the latest NMC emergency standards our nursing placement was shortened from the usual 8 weeks to 4 weeks. So for the last 4 weeks I have been carrying out simulated practice. What did simulated experience involve ? We were issued into groups of [...]