Serene on the surface, paddling underneath
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Serene on the surface, paddling underneath

Emma Cowen Staff nurse, The children’s emergency department, Royal Alexandra Hospital, Brighton

For newly qualified children’s nurses getting used to their first role, appearances can be deceptive

I can’t believe how fast this year is going. It is December and I have been qualified for ten months. This realisation gives me a feeling of shock and excitement similar to the one I had when I qualified and could, for the first time, tell people I am a nurse.

Nursing Children and Young People. 29, 10, 17-17. doi: 10.7748/ncyp.29.10.17.s22

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