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    Essentially, I'm really tired.

    My first year doesn't finish until 31st July, and I still have two weeks of clinical placement for which I need to wake up at 05:30, and the shifts are 12 hours. I then have two weeks in uni, and then a month for summer. Only for two weeks of that summer I need to be working, as I haven't had a student loan to cover my extended rent payment, and my NHS bursary hasn't quite covered it so it's put my finances in a tricky place. I know I have to do these things and it will all be worth it in the end, I was just wondering if anyone was in a similar position? Or had any advice on how to deal with all the chaos and let myself actually rest on my days off rather than feeling stressed? I really appreciate any advice.
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    Wow, nursing students have it really hard. I know a nurse at my Uni who finishes at a similar time. As you say, it'll all be worth it in the end. That got me through the stress of my first year.
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    (Original post by navarre)
    Wow, nursing students have it really hard. I know a nurse at my Uni who finishes at a similar time. As you say, it'll all be worth it in the end. That got me through the stress of my first year.
    I hate whinging about it but it does get so busy. Thank you
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    Take a day off. Just pick a day, and do something else - whatever you like. Watch TV, go for a walk, go to the theatre, whatever. Just don't work, think about work, or even go to wherever it is you do work. Taking one day off like that can let you get a lot more done when you get back to it than if you just tried to slog on through.
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    Do Nurses really do clinical rotations in the first year?

    As a med student my first year was a breeze. We finished late like you but not really difficult or anything.
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    (Original post by BlueSam3)
    Take a day off. Just pick a day, and do something else - whatever you like. Watch TV, go for a walk, go to the theatre, whatever. Just don't work, think about work, or even go to wherever it is you do work. Taking one day off like that can let you get a lot more done when you get back to it than if you just tried to slog on through.
    Thank you so much, I'll do that tomorrow
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    (Original post by Marky Mark)
    Do Nurses really do clinical rotations in the first year?

    As a med student my first year was a breeze. We finished late like you but not really difficult or anything.
    Yep, it differs between unis but I went on my first placement after 6 weeks of theory. You learn lots very fast! This is my third and final placement of the year. I'll have 10 in total including an elective. I think as the degree itself is shorter and practice is so crucial with the variety of skills to learn, and generally just building confidence, and managing a case load we just get thrown in!
 
 
 
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