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Student Nurses: Bedpans and Bandages

Student Nurses
  • Episode: 

    6 of 8

  • Transmission: 

    Fri 21 Mar 2014
  • Time: 

    8.00pm - 8.30pm
  • Week: 

    Week 12 2014 : Sat 15 Mar - Fri 21 Mar
  • Channel: 

    ITV
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Episode six
 
Former carpet fitter, Alistair gets his first taste of surgery. Children's nurse, Joanne tries to conceal her emotions and mature student, Dany gets back to basics.
 
Series overview
 
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.