1st year nursing students placement preparation

Worried about your first placement!? Worried about your Assessment of practice!? In my new vlog I’ll give you some tips and advice on how to get ready for your 1st placement as a student nurse. If you have any questions just leave me a comment below the video or on this blog and I will get back to you ASAP. 🙂 Good luck on your first placement and remember….you can do it!!


Nursing interview day@UEA

Hi there! Have you applied for a nursing degree? Have you been invited for an interview? My interview day at UEA was fantastic. Everyone was really friendly and helpful. If you’re wondering what my interview day looked like then have a look at my vlog below:

My tips are:

  1. Dress smart, but comfortable.
  2. Prepare yourself for the interview by reading The NMC Code 2015, The Nursing Times, Nursing job descriptions, The Independent Nurse, empowerment theory, therapeutic relationships etc.
  3. Be confident and be yourself.
  4. Think well before you answer.
  5. Shadow a nurse for a day or work as a carer if you can just to get a taste of nursing care and include your experience in your personal statement. Plus, mention it in the interview if you can.

    Good luck!

Nursing in the community part 2

So I have just uploaded my very first vlog of the year! I talk about my placement in the community and what it is like to work with district nurses. I must point out that I truly enjoy my placement so far and have learned a lot more than I had expected.

Hopefully, I keep it up and upload more videos in the future! Do you have any ideas what videos to make and what topics to cover!? Your help is more than welcome!! 🙂


11 grim signs of student life

Are you a student? Or do you still keep the memories of your student days alive? Well, this post is going to be a little bit different than my usual posts, so I hope you get an idea of the other side of student life.

  1. You manage to keep your weekly food shopping below £10.

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  2. You’ve stopped buying meat in order to save money.

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  3. You rarely or never iron your clothes.

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  4. You wash the dishes only when you run out of clean ones.

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  5. You have a talent for perpetually discovering new ways of procrastinating your assignments, e.g. joining too many societies, or watching vines and Netflix.

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  6. PJs have become your second skin.

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  7. Your room is covered with piles of library books which you keep renewing.

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  8. Your cooking consists of throwing ”everything into a pot”.

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  9. You’re addicted to caffeine.

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  10. You wrap up in a blanket or a coat to save on heating bills.

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  11. You work part-time to make ends meet.

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New Year’s Resolution 2016

Ok, so last year I made a resolution list and completed 9/10.

So this year I will set the bar a bit higher. So here it goes:

  1. Move out from my current house and sign a new contract
  2. Pass 2nd year of Nursing at UEA without any fails
  3. Learn 440 kanji (grade 1, 2 and 3), I know about 80 so this leaves me with 360 new kanji to learn. That’s about 1 kanji every day. Hopefully, I will gain a wider Japanese vocabulary along too.
  4. Travel to Japan if I pass my exams and don’t do any re-sitsWP_20151223_015[1]
  5. Help my husband learn Bulgarian well enought to make simple conversation
  6. Learn the basics of Pilates
  7. Continue making youtube videos and actually start speaking in my vidoes. I’m still too shy to do that. I will aim for about 50 videos per year
  8. Get 15,000 views on my blog. This year so 2015 far I have reached 10,231 views which is good but not great.
  9. Manage my budget and finances betterInstagramCapture_cf7a9a84-4877-47f1-a470-3ee6bad3acd2[1]
  10. Be a better person