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Training to be a nurse is exciting, exhilarating and enriching; it can also be exhausting, exasperating and emotionally draining. This area contains the essential ingredients to see you through your nurse education with advice on clinical placements, mentorship, reflective practice, dealing with your first death, university life and study skills.
The University of Glamorgan won the 2012 Times Higher Education Outstanding Support for Students award for a project addressing the needs and experiences of undergraduate nursing and midwifery students with disabilities and dyslexia.
While driving I saw what looked like two people performing resuscitation at the side of the road. Stopping to help, I introduced myself as a second-year nursing student and off-duty volunteer community first responder (CFR).
I remember clearly my placement in a hospice as a first-year nursing student. My thoughts when I started the placement were that it would involve death and a lot of sadness, but this was not what I found.