As it currently stands…

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As it currently stands I am still on placement in Neuro Theaters and loving it. I can cancel the placement if I want to but the uni doesn’t know yet how/when I’ll be able to make up the missed hours & assessments. As I also work as a HCA within the trust I don’t see me cancelling unless I HAVE to. Some placements are contacting the uni to cancel, in neuro theatres, we will continue to have emergency & cancer surgeries but there is talk, like with most trust, about turning recovery into extra ICU beds. ALL electives will be cancelled from 15th April and that just happens to be my last week there.

All uni classes have been cancelled (due back in May) and we only have 1 exam while I can see being online.

There is talk of having nursing student being HCA’s within the hospitals and being paid, that’s a good thing for those not already employed, but I already work a permanent role as well as on the bank. I can see many not wanting to do it, especially those that don’t need to the money. Now if we get the governments £1000 per month ‘wage’ then I’ll be quids in!

Food shopping isn’t as crazy as the media make it out to be but I am avoiding the large supermarkets and going local. Two of my delivery came with half my order missing! I was only trying to do my normal monthly shop. The local micropubs are slowly shutting or reducing to take out only 🙁

I will continue to work through all this and hope everyone stays save during this time

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I have been at my current job since November 2014 but I already want to move on. I don’t hate the job, in fact I quiet like it, but it is not what I want to do with my life. I’m 33 and need to start doing something.

I have 2 years left of my current degree with the Open Uni and then I aim to do a nursing degree via secondment from my employer. These are hard to get and from talking to someone who is about to go this route, even with my degree I may still have to do an access to nursing course! This is a 1 year course at college so I’d have to do that at the latest September 2016. I also may have to do an apprentership but this is 2 years long I think, meaning I need to start that this September. Both would have to be done along side my current studies.

I don’t think my current degree will lead to much and I don’t really want to move away from the NHS if I can help it.

I do however have an interview for a job with in my hospital which would be a great change and were I could still go onto nursing if I wanted to. I’m not going to go into any details yet but I’ll let you know next Friday 🙂

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