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Sista Stories

A prescription for those about to embark on a job interview - by Jemima Mitchell

Posted by Sarah Catling Seyffer on

“I love job interviews” said no one, ever.⠀ Here are some tips to get you through the potentially uncomfortable process of interviews:⠀ ⠀ ➕ Lead with confidence⠀ This is THE most important point we can offer here. Do NOT forget what you have to offer. So often we are wired to walk into an interview to convince a new employer why they should hire us, forgetting that they would be lucky to have us. Never forget your self worth. You are fabulous.⠀ ⠀ ➕ Sleep⠀ We know, this one is hilarious. As if you will sleep. You must be so...

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'A Paramedic's Story'- by Lizzy Cole

Posted by Sarah Catling on

"I think there is this common misconception that being a paramedic is all gore, trauma and adrenaline. It’s a job where you ‘save lives’. This is true but also not the majority of what we do." 

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Dear First Year Me - by Jemima Mitchell

Posted by Sarah Catling on

Dear first year me,

Congratulations, you did it. You survived all those late nights of writing last minute essays and studying for exams while still trying to maintain a social life and work a part-time job (in between working for free on placements). And now you are a nurse - no training wheels, no one looking over your shoulder. It’s like, one minute it was all eyes on you, waiting for you to make a mistake, and now, you are the same person but no one is watching. You must be terrified.

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Do Nurses Eat Their Young? - by Jemima Mitchell

Posted by Sarah Catling on

The term “nurses eat their young” is an expression, used globally, amongst the nursing profession. Let me assure you that this does not refer to cannabalism or to the physical act of humans eating other humans. Instead, it is a term which refers to bullying within the nursing community. ⠀

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You may be thinking, "why sista?" - by Jemima Mitchell & Sarah Catling Seyffer

Posted by Sarah Catling on

Some of you might be wondering why we are using the word ‘sista’ in this modern world.  Perhaps you think it sounds old-fashioned or maybe even sexist.  Throughout our nursing careers however, the term ‘sista’ has been one of endearment and unification.  

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