My blog is about my journey through my nursing career. I was inspired to write it on A level results day this year after reading the celebratory and not so celebratory tweets as results came in. It made me reflect to 30 years ago when I received my results and what a failure I felt on that day. However, despite spectacularly failing I look back now and realise that, although it knocked me, there is much to be learned from failing. I wanted to write my blog to prove that unexpected results & obstacles don't have to define you.
As a student nurse, it can be difficult to know your first move when qualified.
Without nurses, midwives and health care assistants, would healthcare survive? Given the terrifying future projection of 410,000 nurse vacancies in the UK without urgent investment, we may be seen as simply ‘numbers’ like rows of identical paper chain doll workers.
Nurses are again seen as the most trusted profession to tell the public the truth, according to findings published by the Social Research Institute.
All too often we hear in the press about the national shortage of nurses, what about our local general practice nurses?