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Why would you do a PhD? Reflections of a relieved PhD student

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Gratitude, Positive living!, Work study life balance

Why would you do a PhD? Reflections of a relieved PhD student

Why would you do a PhD? As a full time nursing leader working in an acute NHS Trust while pursuing a part-time PhD, I'm what could be described as a 'rare breed'. I often wish I had more company on this increasingly isolating journey. My feelings of being on my own leads me to ask… Continue reading Why would you do a PhD? Reflections of a relieved PhD student

Diversity matters, Healthcare experiences, Positive living!

Mary Seacole Inspires Me!: Diary of a Nurse Leader. 

October is celebrated as Black History Month in the UK. For me, everyday is black history day because my life is a celebration of the legacy of so many who went before me. As we come to the end of the official month of activities, I take a moment to reflect on the lives and… Continue reading Mary Seacole Inspires Me!: Diary of a Nurse Leader. 

Compassionate living, Diversity matters, Positive living!

Let’s be great…together! ❤

This quote by Dr Martin Luther King resonates with me for a number of reasons. It's the thought that "everybody can be great..." that is such a powerful and enlightening awakening. It goes, to some extent, against what some of us were led to believe were the prerequisites of attaining greatness. This is because it… Continue reading Let’s be great…together! ❤

Compassionate living

Be courageous!

I never understood the importance of being courageous until a few years ago. I was going through a 'rough patch' and had to find the strength and motivation to carry on in the face of adversity. Looking back, I recognise that it was my courage that kept me going. While I've never been much of… Continue reading Be courageous!

Positive living!, Work study life balance

The Italian View

Travel blogging is my new pastime. It gives me great pleasure to share my experiences with my friends all over the world. One of my former high school teachers in Jamaica thanked me for sharing and said it felt like she was travelling with me. That's why I blog!!! To break down barriers and do… Continue reading The Italian View

Compassionate living, Gratitude, Work study life balance

The Italian connection #🇮🇹😎

It doesn't take long to understand why Rome is one of the top tourist destinations in the world! There's so much to see and do that it could feel overwhelming. Not for us, I hasten to add. We're well travelled and always do our best to take it in our stride - one trek at… Continue reading The Italian connection #🇮🇹😎

Work study life balance

When in Rome…#TravelBlogging #R&R😎🇮🇹

I was reminded today by a friend that when you work hard, it's important to play harder. It's been a whirlwind of a year for me professionally already and in terms of balancing work, study and life, my report card currently states, "Nichole is trying her best and still has room for improvement!" :-)With this… Continue reading When in Rome…#TravelBlogging #R&R😎🇮🇹

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I’ll make a good nurse one day…#today😊

This is the next in the summer blog series of Reflections of a Trailblazer. Check out my blog The Human Touch ❤✍🏽 for the previous posts so you don't miss out on my journey. I've previously discussed my PhD journey and my career inspirations. This post will include the importance of using unpleasant life experiences… Continue reading I’ll make a good nurse one day…#today😊

Compassionate living, Diversity matters, Healthcare experiences, Positive living!, Work study life balance

Life of uncertainty…the leadership challenge! (Diary of an unexpected nurse leader)

This post is the second in a summer 'Reflections of a Trailblazer' blogpost series that will capture my thoughts on transformational leadership, nursing research, pursuing work-study-life balance, seizing opportunities and making a difference in the world.  The first post in this serious can be read here: http://wp.me/p5zWO2-tN As I reflect on my nursing career as… Continue reading Life of uncertainty…the leadership challenge! (Diary of an unexpected nurse leader)