26 Oct 2014

my week #132

This was my first week on placement and I absolutely loved it. It allowed me to re-confirm what I knew already: that this was definitely the career I want for the rest of my life. Talking to patients and hearing their stories has been incredibly interesting and although it has been a very steep learning curve, it has been extremely enjoyable.

It has been a very busy week though: on the first day, I started at 8am (so left the house at just before 7am!) and didn't finish until 7:30pm due to a lecture. The second day wasn't much better: another 8am start but a 5pm finish which was a bit nicer. I think these long hours are something I need to get used to and I find myself buzzing after speaking to patients so hopefully in the future, staying behind to gain more experience won't be too hard if this week is anything to go by.

Due to this hectic week and with my friends all over South London for placement, I have had to postpone my birthday celebrations too. The worst thing about placement so far is that my closest friends aren't in the same hospital so I've only seen them once this week!

How has your week been?


  1. that is excellent that you are enjoying it. Prac is definitely when you realize if its what you want to do! I'm in my final year of Nursing, i can totally relate to your experience! thanks for all the great posts!

  2. Hi Angela. I just wanted to say that I like your blog :)

  3. It's great to hear that you're enjoying the actual work, after putting in so much theory work! I guess long hours at work are easier when you love your job :3
    I've just been feeling weighed down with uni work but then I look at what you're doing and it gives me a kick to get working! xD

  4. Happy belated birthday!! I agree, moving from lectures to placement can be a little lonely, but I'm glad you're enjoying it :) Your blog is amazing by the way. I love your positivity, organization, and incredibly neat printing!