So I’m on placement at the moment on a ward, but I just wanted to write a quick note to any other student nurses and really recommend booking yourself on days with specialist nurses because it really is so much fun. So far I’ve seen respiratory specialist nurses, diabetes, tracheotomy and I’ve got days with site practitioners, smoking cessation and hopefully tissue viability. You learn a ton but not in a boring pushy way like in classroom but by actually doing, I’ve been having such a great time and I think because specialist nurses obviously enjoy their speciality (or else why would they specialise in it!) they don’t mind being quizzed. Just ring them up with your diary in hand and they’re usually more than happy to fit you in and you will find yourself having a crash course on their subject.