Student Nurse Ward Basics

High Inspire – Student Nurse – Ward Basics by David Wills

I wrote Student Nurse Ward Basics as I received a ‘baptism of fire’ and as a first-year student nurse, with no hands-on experience, a depleted NHS and with a freezing winter to come, it could have all gone so wrong.

Although I am now a public and motivational speaker, it has been the up and down roller coaster ride in getting there that has been the key my success. Public speaking is now my passion as the tough times have given me the ability to connect with people and really make a lasting difference in their lives. “Ever since a young kid I had grandiose ideas (most of the time far too big!) and around 98% of them where (should I say) learning curves! I had my first run of business success in my 30’s when I started a company from scratch to having well over 100 employees and 1.2m in annual sales revenue. I was pinching myself on a regular basis just to make sure I wasn’t dreaming. Although I secretly loved the buzz, it was a super stressful environment for me so I did not want to spend too many more years doing it as 14 was enough! Using my inspirational and motivation speaking, I now love to inspire others and tell them about my positive experiences as well as my negative ones too.

If you are a student nurse wondering what your first days on a ward will be like do not worry, you are not the first and you will not be the last. I have walked the walk and now plan to help others who are dropped in the deep end on a ward. The first day I met my new mentor and senior sisters in charge, they were honest about what I should expect, and what was expected of me. So, I wrote this book for student nurses, just like you, in your first year who have been allocated an emergency ward, and advice on how to survive it.

This book, “Student Nurse – Ward Basics” is available in all good book shops now.