I started at the Trust in January 2017 straight after qualifying as a Registered Nurse. I trained at a different Trust but had worked in Derby as a HCA prior to my nurse training. I chose to return to Derby because they value and invest in their staff and I was excited to return to where I had started my career in health care.
During my training I hadn’t decided which specialty I wanted to be in so I’m spending my preceptorship year on rotation and will experience both medical and surgical wards. So far I’ve been on Gastroenterology and Head & Neck wards. I’m currently working in the Surgical Assessment Unit and my final placement will be on the Step Down Unit.
It’s been great to have the flexibility and support offered to me during my time with the trust so far – I’m really enjoying working here!
My advice to anyone qualifying soon is to stop and take a breath! It’s overwhelming but you’ve got three years of training and assessments behind you to say you can do this! Also, never stop asking questions – no one expects you to know everything and everyone has been in the same boat. Good luck!
Recruiting Newly Qualified Nurses Now!
Come and start your nursing career with us! If you’re newly qualified or due to qualify soon, apply now to join our team. If you are passionate about shaping and developing patient care of the future, then this is your ideal first role.
We can offer a variety of specialties and pride ourselves on providing excellent support to our newly registered practitioners.
Click here to apply – advert closes 15 October 2017