it is mad! actually... like practicals, we used to get an intro before the class, what we did, why we did it, and what if something went wrong. They now expect you go in, knowing all this!! The same with lectures and the like!!
but, at the same time... its a bit better, fell like i am actually learning something, like when i go back on placement, i won't be so green?
Had my first day of 2nd year today. Was bit of a joke to be honest, only ended up being in for an hour.
Just the usual module intro. Kinda useful and shows they expect a lot more from us this year but jezz some people are incompetent, we had to cover the same things over and over due to peoples stupid questions!
Next couple of days are full ones so we'll see how things go.
They all sound great places, hope you get one.
Theres something about cardiology for me, it just scares me a bit. Coronary care units etc, theres just something about them.
aww glad you guys are enjoying 2nd year.
Im loving district nursing, been the first placement where i've not gone 'omg I don't know what to do can you show me' I've just been able to get right in there and do it- i'm starting to feel like Ive actually learnt something!! I've even had my own patients after one week!
Still not started my 4000 word lit review..probz should
However have had a 21st birthday to deal with last weekend- had a fab big party with family and friends, got VERY drunk- am 21 tomorrow, got the day off and gonna chill in the spa, and have a general duvet day and ME day- with friends coming over in the evening for chinese and a girly film (followed by an early night as we're all on placement lol)
OOOO and I got my LAST placement for 2nd year- Prison!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!
Ok, so maybe i was a little big wrong. My god they have stepped things up a gear this year!
Got a huge work load already and only been in a day and a half, so much stuff to get through, im just worrying im gonna forget something or leave it too late and not realise, all these dates and info flying at us.
Some serious effort gonna have to be put in this year i predict.
i'm 6 months in to first year! :-O
and i've got myself into a really sticky situation :-( don't know what to do to be honest! if anyone can help?
Wow what a difficult situation to deal with, especially at the beginning of your career! Were you good friends as well?
I think you've done the right thing, you know yourself that what this girl done was wrong and the uni agree. Good for you sticking to your morals!
If she has a really bad temper then maybe nursing isn't the best career for her, you have to be really calm and keep good control of your emotions, there are lots of situations that would anger any one of us but we can't react to it by throwing a tantrum!
I agree with what the others have said, you've done the right thing. Whatever you picked up on, the university obviously feel the same way about it so good for you to sticking by your guns.
Seriously, how do people cope on the degree?
I'm so pissing poor doing the diploma... I have every intention of switching to degree at the end of this year... but if i can't cope on the diploma bursary i'm actually going to be totally screwed when i switch to degree!
I've applied to NHSP but they're taking their sweet time i tell you! I applied in May and i STILL can't work because i haven't done my training yet lol.. the next available one was this month, so i'm hoping i can bloodi work once i've done that!
how much do you end up with, it is different over here, it is all degree, and everyone gets a standard bursary of £505ish a month, and then extra for kids and that... And I tell you, once phone bill, car insurance, petrol, train ticket and such stuff come out... I am extremely poor!!