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
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
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 #🇮🇹😎
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😎🇮🇹
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)
This post is the first 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 series begins with a focus on my journey as a mature research student. Future posts will capture my… Continue reading Reflections of a Trailblazer …part 1: my research journey.
Are you hearing voices? Interesting question to ask yourself. No, I haven't lost the plot. Bear with ...😅 As a nurse leader in the NHS, I hear voices each day. Some more clearly than others. I hear the voices of front line staff. (even if they are silent ) I hear the voices of patients.… Continue reading Hearing voices in the NHS: thoughts of a nurse researcher
Two weeks into 2017 and it is already promising to be a good year. A year of greater self-awareness, self-belief, fun and inspiring others on their journeys. I've started as I mean to go on. Balancing life as a working mother and part-time PhD student among my many other roles is a real challenge. It's… Continue reading My 2017 – first 2 weeks!
Updated & Reblogged Post!!! Still reflecting and looking forward to 2017. This review of my 2016 is to capture the essence of a year that, in my opinion, has defied the odds! My 2016 has been a roller coaster of a ride of fantastic highs and painful lows. Those of you who've stuck it out… Continue reading It’s less about how you start & more about how you finish. So finish like a boss! – My year in review.
"How do you maintain your composure when you feel like you're losing control? How do you stay on track when it seems that nothing is going to plan? How do you rise above your circumstances when you feel that there is no hope?" These are just a few of the questions that have entered my… Continue reading Staying the course: positively inspirational