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adult nursing in a students eyes
Member Name: clobby
Date: 06/07/02, updated on 06/07/02 (492 review reads)
Advantages: great to be with people
Disadvantages: financially crippling and hard to juggle family and work
I am currently doing my adult nursing diploma at Oxford Brooks Uni. It lasts 3 years full time and I am enjoying it through and through. I have to say some opinions of what nursing about gets my goat it is not just about changing beds and washing people. However I do find this an excellent way of getting to know the individuals within our care.How to juggle staff, making sure that you know exactly whats going on in the ward and with every client is gospel. Student nursing can be a great way of getting to see the whole picture without having the responsibility. or stress of what the trained staff do. Adult nursing can be a rewarding job if you are motivated and enjoy being with people, you can gain loads of knowledge through individual clients and have great fun, if more people come into nursing the pressure will be lifted from those that are trained but the government needs to give so much to the profession to get it recognised in the light it should be. I find it hard trying to juggle 3 children and a husband on shift work with the little money I get, it doesnt cover childcare so all I can say is help us to get onto the so needed workforce and give us a little more help and encouragement. Out of 55 students who started the course we are now down to 42 within a year and that is not down to people just leaving because they wanted too (except for 2) it was down to the fact of being unable to juggle finances the bursary is not considered as a wage so working tax family credit cannot be applied for but niether can help with the childcare grant given to uni students with children. Please just give us some slack and then maybe the NHS wouldnt be in such a mess as it is.....
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