Getting that job

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I have officially registered onto my final year of nursing, this means I’m a soon to qualify nurse! I can now start applying for roles.

Some people may say it’s too early to be doing this but I know of people who have received job offers in October with a start date of the following September. I see it as more opportunities to land that role, especially if you want to work in a certain area.

I’ve applied to 3 or 4 in Worthing/Chichester, 1 in Brighton, and even one in Portsmouth. I’m just hoping that a job I want comes up, I really don’t see myself in elderly care.

I can’t be that picky though and I will accept pretty much any job. It’s best to have multiple offers rather than none at all.

Not sure if anyone in my cohort has started applying yet. I know some won’t for a while. To think that by March I could have my first role as a NQN!

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Year 3 timetable

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So we have had our timetable published for a few weeks now and I forgot to blog about it.

There was no announcement about it, I just happen to continuously check on all things uni (placement post coming soon) and I think I stumbled onto it at the same time as the uni for publishing/working on it. At first, I saw weeks of 4 or 5 days in uni, not something I’d like, what with needing to also work. Thankfully, it turns out there is 1 wk of 5 days & even then I don’t have to go to 2 of them. In total, I have only 9 weeks at uni from Feb to July and then that’s me finished for university for good. I do have 18 weeks of placement after that though.

Strangely, no-one has mentioned anything about the timetable in the main group chat. I have now stopped notifications but no-one has posted since 3rd or 5th December. Usually, as soon as something pops up from uni, someone is asking about it. In my little group chat, no one has mentioned it there either, but they have been talking about an email we got about placements that didn’t make sense.

No-one appears to have noticed that placements have already been allocated either. I’ve mentioned it to one person but they haven’t gotten back to me yet. I think they are on holiday til uni starts.

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End of 2nd year

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So I have officially finished 2nd year of my nursing degree.

Two weeks ago I got my final set of grades. A pass on drugs exam (only pass/fail), Long Term Conditions exam 60%, Evidence exam 66%, Evidence Lit review 57%, Evidence Project plan 88%, OSCE pass (only pass/fail).

The nursing department appears to use all 120 credits to workout the GPA/% for the year rather than 100 credits like the rest of the university.

I worked out my 2nd year classification/GPA using the following document: http://www2.port.ac.uk/accesstoinformation/policies/academicregistry/filetodownload,201850,en.pptx I made it a GPA of 2.65 (do you round that to 2.5 or 2.75?), the uni has given me 2.5 (used all 120 credits, not 100?). I effectively have a 2:2 (just). Now I have 2 terrible essay marks bringing my overall grade down and have lots of work to do to get a 2:1 at the end. My 2.65 could very well have been rounded down to 2.5, therefore, disregarding my horrible 40% unit mark.

I also completed my last placement this past weekend. It was an interesting one, went to theatres twice to see brain and spine surgery, spent time in recovery, was with in charge multiple days and in a bay the odd day. I also ‘did’ a few nights, I’d turn up and show my face then get sent home 😉

Overall I have enjoyed my 2nd year but am on the fight again to get the placements I want for 3rd year.

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Struggling

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So I had a meltdown as at Christmas event on Sunday. I don’t know what really went on I don’t remember much of it. One min I’m having a great time the next I’m in tears and feeling all alone. I can’t face seeing the people I was with that day (other than OH) or going to that pub for a long time. In fact, I don’t even want to leave the house. I called in sick for my placement yesterday and cancel my bank shift for today. Now I need to make up those hours and that pay.

Speaking of pay, I have no idea how I am going to pay the bills in January or the CCJ if I get one. One thing going my way (I think) is that I might be able to push the ccj back to January by saying I can’t do the mediation on 12th December. I can’t see I’d get a court date for December. Also, Moriarty never show up to court so it goes against them.

I’m feeling very down at the moment, not saying much at all and looking distant.

One good piece of news. I got my final uni marks yesterday and I got 88% on one of the components!!! I’ve never had anything like that before. Due to having 2 very poor marks, my overall grade will be sitting on the border of 2:2/2:1 but I’m happy with that. On;y the OSCE to come back but no-one ever fails that.

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What is going on…

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So how are my grades looking so far? Not good actually. The group presentation came back as 52 and all but one person in our group thought that was a crap grade. My acute care grade came back as 40!! That same person above went and failed! I’m barely going to get a 2:2 this year at this rate.

I’ve worked out I need 65+ on all assignments in 3rd year for even a 2:2.

Is anyone else struggling with university or has anyone struggled

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Assignments

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This post was originally going to be about just the one unit and how I’ve finally done with the essay but I can now happily announce that I have completed ALL my assignments for ALL units!!!

Engaging with Service Improvement – 10% similarity
Evidence Based Project Plan – 2% similarity
Evidence Based Lit Review – 8% similarity

The marks back on other essays are due around 4th November, though the poster presentation as already been marked, so could be back anytime now.

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