Any L.D. Branch Students?

  1. Hi

    Subject line says it all really. I was wondering if there were any LD students hanging out here?

    Cheers
    Mark www.rnld.co.uk
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  2. 6 Comments

  3. by   JennyM
    Hi,

    My name is Jen and I am a Learning Disability Nursing Student. I hang about now and again. I am coming up to the end of my first year, will be branching out (ha!) in september. Hear from you soon maybe!


    Originally posted by markbeer:
    Hi

    Subject line says it all really. I was wondering if there were any LD students hanging out here?

    Cheers
    Mark www.rnld.co.uk
  4. by   markbeer
    Hi Jen

    It's great to hear from you. There aren't many of us about on this message board are there.

    Where are you training? I'm in Wolverhampton and i'm glad to say that i only have a few weeks left until i finish.

    I handed my last 4 assignment in on Monday and now i've just got the retrievals to do and then i can sit back a bit and enjoy the last few weeks of student life.

    I bet you must be looking forward to the branch programme. What have your placements up to date been like? I've had some really good ones and i'm hopefully going to try for a job at my last placement.

    Anyway, i'd better go. I look forward to hearing from you.

    See ya

    Mark
    http://www.rnld.co.uk
    Student Nursing Links
  5. by   JennyM
    Hi Mark,

    I am at Edge Hill College in Ormskirk, which is linked to Fazakerley Hospital in Liverpool and Southport and Formby District General in Southport.

    The placements I have been on have been great, the last one I was on they gunged me just before I left (I thought it was funny). I was at a nursing home for young disabled and elderly. The next placement is at a Mental Health Unit and after that I'm off to a surgical ward, then back in college for the older adult unit.

    I am looking forward to branching out and sometimes I wish I was at the same stage as you in your training, but at the moment I'm having great fun and (I think) I'm learning loads.

    Speak to you soon
    Jen
  6. by   markbeer
    Hi Jen

    How are things ok?

    I've got quite a few mates who are from Southport and moved to Wolverhampton, (why? i here you ask!), i would never believe that anywhere would\could have a sand factory but when they took me and showed it to me on the beach i was surprised to say the least!

    I can't believe it is just 5 weeks to go now until it is all over. I've got to get my results back from my assignments next week so it should be a good week or a bad one.

    What is the structure of your course Jen? We seem to have done loads more assignments than other folks i have spoken to. In the last 18 months ie branch we have written 8 assignments and 2 poster presentations and a written exam, which although some were only short assignments still seems quite a lot to me.

    Wolves Uni are one of the sites that are piloting the new course from September with a short 12 month cfp and longer branch, which i think will be much better.

    It certainly sounds like you got on well with your last placement after the goodbye they gave you.
    I've always been lucky enough not to get caught but i have been soaked more than once with 50ml syringes of water that have been "especially cooled" in the fridge for the shift.

    Well i've got to go. Feel free to e-mail me anytime mark@rnld.co.uk

    Speak to you soon

    Mark
    -------- http://www.rnld.co.uk
    Student Nursing Links
  7. by   Miss Saigon
    Hang in there. I was a LD student. You didn't state what type of LD you have. I have ADHD. School was very challenging for me, and I expirenced a lot of misunderstanding from professors and students. I used by LD to my advantage. Focus on what abilities you have, use they to your advantage, then your weaknesses won't be so hard to overcome. Most of all be true to yourself. Your genuine character will prevail over any LD

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  8. by   markbeer
    Originally posted by Miss Saigon:
    Hang in there. I was a LD student. You didn't state what type of LD you have. I have ADHD. School was very challenging for me, and I expirenced a lot of misunderstanding from professors and students. I used by LD to my advantage. Focus on what abilities you have, use they to your advantage, then your weaknesses won't be so hard to overcome. Most of all be true to yourself. Your genuine character will prevail over any LD

    Hi Miss Saigon

    Sorry but i think we've got our wires crossed due to the different terminology used on either side of the Atlantic.

    In the UK Learning Difficulty/Disability Nurses are nurses who work with clients who are referred to in the States as having mental retardation. We do 18 months training in a variety of settings from general adult health, children's nursing and mental health and the the 4 disciplines all branch off into their specialist areas, ours being Learning Difficulties.

    Sorry about this i should have made myself a bit clearer in the initial message i guess and not been so presumptuous.

    Best wishes

    Mark

    http://www.rnld.co.uk
    Nursing Links


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