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I'm looking to do adult/mental health dual field next year (with a view of going into palliative- very specific I know!). Just interested in knowing, in adult nursing (generally), how much is palliative looked at? Or does it link as you go along?
Sorry if its a dumb question!
Thank you!
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Hi,

I'm a 3rd year adult student nurse, also happy to answer any questions.


However, I do have a couple questions of my own.

I have enjoyed my training and I am usually a more laid back individual, however, I recently went through a placement where I was bullied and unfortunately this has has knocked confidence in placement and with it being 3rd year I'm incredibly stressed and starting to bring that stress home with me, if i make a mistake on placement I stress about it and feel as if someones going to call me up on it and say "you're a terrible nurse, you shouldn't be on the course" lol.

Even though I have been repeatedly told everyone makes mistakes. This all leads up to me feeling stressed and down on placement, doesn't help my current placement is an hours drive away meaning i'm up at 4:30 every morning to get there for 7 and don't get home till 20:45 in the evening.

My questions are this:

Does every one feel the same during 3rd year or on placement and does anybody have any ways to help move past a bullying experience and increase confidence in oneself?

Many thanks.
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What are you honest thoughts on doctors?
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(Original post by Nellsprout)
HI
I'm looking to do adult/mental health dual field next year (with a view of going into palliative- very specific I know!). Just interested in knowing, in adult nursing (generally), how much is palliative looked at? Or does it link as you go along?
Sorry if its a dumb question!
Thank you!
Hi, I'm 3rd year adult nursing student and no it's not a dumb question. I've done two placements where palliative was heavily involved, although all placements will have some palliative element involved in it. my one was a palliative hospice - all palliative, symptom control and respite was informative and interest and my other was District Nursing placement, due to my one mentor being a palliative link nurse we were involved in at home assessments and syringe drivers.

Its a heavy specialism, however, very worthwhile if that is what you want to do.


Also adult nursing in general, depending on your uni, you will go to a range of areas hopefully and learn a lot. Very interesting course, tough, but good.


Hope this helps.
All the best.
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get yourself stable and then apply. dont worry too much loads of folks have mental health issues. in fact it will make you a better nurse.

most nursing covers palliative care but only lightly. im not sure its possible to train as both at one go. even dual registration is not common. to become a specialized palliative nurse will require post graduate qualifications. but first get qualified get a few years experience and then see if you still want to specialize. speak to macmillans nurses for more info. be warned its a hard job your successes are very different from normal nurses. can i ask why you want to specialize,

my wife wasbullieda few times during her training. just grin and bear it, its not you its the bully with the problem. dont essitate to complain to your mentor or uni. you can be moved.

your training is important dont allow someone to spoil it for you.
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[QUOTE=PaediatricStN;54576903]Thanks for the mention! Always happy to help and answer any questions [/QUOTE

hi every since i was yiung i was never into nursing ihate blood and body fluids not to mentionhospitalin general. my parents want me to get into nursing because they think imnot intelligent for other things and that ill do betterworking at a hospitaldo you think nursing is easy and do they earn alot. and is nursing somethings that you lovedsince you were young idont whatto do becaus ethey say picka stabe jobbut i don't like sick people.iwouldntmind being achild nurse but its hospitals that bother me.
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Thanks for the mention! Always happy to help and answer any questions [/QUOTE

hi every since i was yiung i was never into nursing ihate blood and body fluids not to mentionhospitalin general. my parents want me to get into nursing because they think imnot intelligent for other things and that ill do betterworking at a hospitaldo you think nursing is easy and do they earn alot. and is nursing somethings that you lovedsince you were young idont whatto do becaus ethey say picka stabe jobbut i don't like sick people.iwouldntmind being achild nurse but its hospitals that bother me.
jterrose

If you don't like blood, body fluids and hospitals then nursing is definitely not the career for you. Why do you day you wouldn't mind being a children's nurse though?

Children are still in hospital, and you still deal with bodily fluids. Being a children's nurse is not about playing with them. Many become critically ill, and many have life limiting diagnoses which means they will die before adulthood.

Nursing is a challenging career, which requires an equal balance of intellect and practical skills, but an abundance of both. Your parents perhaps don't have a very accurate view of nursing if they think it doesn't require much intelligence.

I'm obviously biased, but I don't think nurses are paid enough, although obviously the career is a stable one.

You should consider nursing. If YOU want to do it, not what your parents want you to do. The degree and career itself is hard and you will not manage it without really wanting it yourself. It sounds to me as if you don't want to do it, but feel pressured by your parents. They need to let you decide on your career path as it is your life and your happiness that matter.
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Hi, Can anyone studying at leeds university for adult nursing tell me if the course is good/ are they enjoying it? Heard mixed reviews and now I'm worried as its always been my first choice, thanks in advance x
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look up leeds hospital in the forums and see. decent hospitals.
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Hi PQ,

I was wondering how old you are because in my opinion its a bit weird for someone over 30 to be using this site to talk to and groom younger students, who in some cases are under 18. Im sure being the sensible person you are, you will be able to see my concern.
sorry what are you on about.
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this forum is for anyone studying or planning on studying.
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(Original post by DNRStressedSTN)
Hi,

I'm a 3rd year adult student nurse, also happy to answer any questions.


However, I do have a couple questions of my own.

I have enjoyed my training and I am usually a more laid back individual, however, I recently went through a placement where I was bullied and unfortunately this has has knocked confidence in placement and with it being 3rd year I'm incredibly stressed and starting to bring that stress home with me, if i make a mistake on placement I stress about it and feel as if someones going to call me up on it and say "you're a terrible nurse, you shouldn't be on the course" lol.

Even though I have been repeatedly told everyone makes mistakes. This all leads up to me feeling stressed and down on placement, doesn't help my current placement is an hours drive away meaning i'm up at 4:30 every morning to get there for 7 and don't get home till 20:45 in the evening.

My questions are this:

Does every one feel the same during 3rd year or on placement and does anybody have any ways to help move past a bullying experience and increase confidence in oneself?

Many thanks.
yes often. you will find bullies every where. wife's 3rd year last placement was horrible. she nearly failed because of a rubbish mentor. luckily her uni supported her. make sure you seek support. and never let a bully put you down its not you that has the problem.
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Have started my first placement and I'm expected to write a development plan for my OAR (ongoing achievement record) but I don't know where to start
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basically a learning plan for what you want to achieve.
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Hey, I'm doing a leap course in January before applying for nursing, I wondering has anyone done the leap course at Wolverhampton uni?
Also has anyone got a degree in nursing and then gone on to get a degree in midwifery? Just so you have something to fall back on and lots of opportunities...

What are the nursing placements like for Wolverhampton? I know I'm thinking quite a head but with two children it nice to know before I can apply... Fingers crossed I can make my dream come true. Thanks
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Just bumping this

Does anyone commute about an hour to uni? How do you find it? I don't mind travelling this distance for classes but I can imagine placement it can be difficult. Is it possible to request placements near or within a 30 minute drive of where I live, working hours are not an issue for me.
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Hello there,

To nurses and student nurses and midwives, does anyone on here use apps on their mobile or tablet, I am due to start Adult Nursing in September 2017 and just wanted to start downloading apps to familiarise myself with anatomy and physiology and drug calcs, can anyone recommend an app or website that I can subscribe to for a minimum cost. I used to subscribe to RCN, Nursing Standard and Nursing Times but don't anymore.

Much appreciated thanks
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Hello there,

To nurses and student nurses and midwives, does anyone on here use apps on their mobile or tablet, I am due to start Adult Nursing in September 2017 and just wanted to start downloading apps to familiarise myself with anatomy and physiology and drug calcs, can anyone recommend an app or website that I can subscribe to for a minimum cost. I used to subscribe to RCN, Nursing Standard and Nursing Times but don't anymore.

Much appreciated thanks
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Hey futurechildnurse, How's it going, whats going on with you, what's new?
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Hey futurechildnurse, How's it going, whats going on with you, what's new?
Hi nelfran29,I am very well,thank you. How about yourself? Well,I have got a full time job as a hca,which I start next month! I have also applied for another uni via extra as well. If things don't go to plan this year,then I'll just apply via ucas on 6th Sept and concentrate on my job and learning to drive. How about you? Anything new? X
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