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First year Kelly has to swallow her squeams. Grandmother, Diane cares for a patient with a long history of mental ill health and children's nurse, TK has a close call.
Training to be a nurse has changed dramatically since the early days of the NHS. Greater demands and added responsibility make it harder to qualify than ever before. At universities all over the country, a new generation of nurses is being born.
From rock drummers to carpet fitters, Student Nurses: Bedpans and Bandages follows the diverse backgrounds and lives of trainee nurses in Birmingham and Manchester, with all the pressures, emotions and challenges they face both in training and on the wards.
The series offers an insight into what it takes to become a nurse in the 21st century, uncovers the motivation behind the student nurses’ dreams and showing the challenges they face on a daily basis juggling academic study with home life and work on the wards.