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Discussion in 'Introductions' started by Dezza, Aug 4, 2016.

  1. Dezza

    Dezza New Member

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    Good evening, or is it morning; I'm not sure.

    I'm Del, I've recently left the Army and as part of my leaving process I applied to University and was successful. I've selected Mental Health Nursing, for obvious reasons, I'm hoping my experience will help me provide excellent care to service personnel, at a level that others may not be comfortable (I could go on, ect).

    Things I'm worried about... I'm a mature student; 33! I'm a male entering a traditionally female dominated profession/vocation. I'm also working hard to ensure my sense of humour is adjusted to reflect a career within the NHS (it's not awful, but let's face it... enough said).

    I'm very excited; my mates are getting bored with my banging on about this new world I'm entering; I'm very passionate about MH, Psychological Trauma and it's long term impacts! Here's to hoping I meet some like minded people and here's to a fantastic new career!
     
  2. Chameleon

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    Hi Del, welcome to the forum and nursing! It's great to see more men entering the profession, and your experience will no doubt help you become a fantastic mental health nurse and make a difference to patients' lives. As for sense of humour, it really does help (adjusted or not :)).

    Mature students are great (and yes I am one :)) 33 is not even that mature especially in the world of nursing! You sound really passionate and committed. It's a tough road but definitely worth it.

    This forum, although a bit quiet lately, is useful and we're all willing to help each other out with advice/encouragement or even just a sounding board.
     
  3. Dusty

    Dusty Active Member

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    Hi, yes I'm a mature student too, I start my training in March and there are a lot of us about!

    Again, welcome to the forum and we hope you stay around x
     
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    Another mature student to be! That's one of the great things about nursing courses, there's always such a range of people on the course.
     
  5. Dezza

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    Hi all!

    Thank you for all your supportive replies. I won't lie though, I'm still nervous; only not as much. I've been reading a few handbooks, namely the 'Student Nurse Handbook', ect.

    Oh, and Dusty, I'll be sticking around. I can't wait to chat and get to know my fellow students on here.
     
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  6. John L

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    Hello Del mate,

    How is it all going? I've just joined this board as I'm also making the transition to Civvy Strasse. Would love to hear how your first year has been and how you're getting on in the new environment.
     

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