Twitter Handle: @ZCarciente
Patient/Carer or NHS Staff: Student
Condition or job title: Student Children’s Nurse (3rd year)
Place of treatment/care or workplace: Middlesex University
A mature student children’s nurse at Middlesex University and mother of two children, I am constantly on the go.
As a Student Learning Assistant at university, facilitating in lectures as a peer support, a Student Voice Leader for my cohort where I represent my peers in the programme group meetings. I am also a member of the Student Healthcare Academics Race Equality Diversity Inclusivity Network (SHAREDIN), a student network where discussions on the experiences of race, equality, diversity and inclusivity are held and received an award through the involvement with SHAREDIN at the Chief Nursing Officers Black Minority Ethnic Strategic Advisory Group for my involvement with student affairs.
I became more active on Twitter when I started university which led me to many different opportunities, CapitalNurse Student Ambassador, Nursing Now England Ambassador which led me to take part in Rock Assembly, helping to run a workshop to encourage school children to look at nursing as a future career. In my second year of university I applied and was accepted to be one of the Council of Deans #150Leaders, learning about leadership with other Healthcare Professionals. Through this opportunity, I was one of the founding members of @CYPStNN, a peer support network for student children’s nurses, curating the account, holding twitter debates and helping to manage the administration side of the account. I am also a member of @HCPNetwork, a peer support network for Healthcare Professionals. As a #150Leader Alumni, this year I am supporting two students from the new cohort through their journey.
I started writing blogs and have had a number published in the Student Nursing Times, CapitalNurse Newsletters and the Council of Deans Student Leadership website.
I always make sure that there is time in the diary to spend with my family and friends, people who have been my support through my student nurse journey.