A Newly qualified Nurses story
Joining Solent NHS Trust as a newly qualified nurse has been a great experience. I had the opportunity to meet other newly qualified nurses during a four week trust induction, this was positive as I felt supported throughout. The four week induction period was a great opportunity to meet some of the professionals who I would be liaising with when I started my role, as well as gaining the skills for practice before implementing them to ensure I felt confident and competent.
There are also nurse educators who can support any members of staff in practice and to support your personal development and skill ability. During the first four weeks, I participated in I.V training, Bowel care training, continence training, end of life training, tissue viability training as well as personal and professional development and support groups. I have had a fantastic start to my role as a community staff nurse and have felt supported throughout my career journey.
The team I work with consist of different bands with different skills, the team works well as we all are valued for our individualities. There are always opportunities to work with each other and with other professionals.
I have developed my confidence and my clinical abilities since being in this role, I enjoy the patients I see and the tasks I carry out, there is always opportunity to develop further and advance in my role. Community nursing offers a unique insight into patients’ personal lives and the opportunity to develop lasting relations.