Mission: survive night shift, finish my essay, and figure out drip rates...

Ever wanted to peek into the nurse’s staff room to hear all the latest gossip? Wondering what’s really happening with that patient in bed three? If it’s all Grey’s Anatomy, with a little bit of Scrubs thrown in? Or how nurses cope with life, death, and everything in between? (Hint: we really value a staycation and cocktails every now and then.)

 

Since 2010, Big City, Little Nurse (formerly six out of ten) has covered everything from first class travel around the world to London’s hottest bars and restaurants. Now, with editor Laura kicking off a BSc Adult Nurse degree, we add some student nurse life to the mix. Big City, Little Nurse charts the highs and lows of life as a student nurse, all 3,000 placement hours, all 3,000 hours sat in lectures, all 100% pass rate exams, and of course a dissertation too.

 

Follow the journey through the highs, lows, rampant exhaustion, and general delirium of a nursing student.

Uni life

From induction week to graduation and life in lectures, university life for student nurses of all ages can be a challenge…

Student life

From A&E to community, read the diaries of student nurses to see what they get up to out there in the real world…

City life

All work and no play makes a student nurse stressed out. Luxury getaways, hidden hotels and cheap breaks make the year fly by…

Lifestyle

How a student nurse spends her free time during those precious few days of annual leave (and the odd cheeky weekend)…