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Advice and development

Student wellbeing

Watch: advice for students on supporting your health and well-being

Why common stress tips may not be helpful, and strategies to help you look after yourself

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Free careers fair for nursing students and newly registered nurses: book now

Online event is your chance to meet employers, join seminars, and even get a job interview

Taking a patient history: a guide for nursing students

How to build your experience and confidence, plus tips on raising difficult questions

Safeguarding demystified: a beginner’s guide

It’s an issue fundamental to nursing care, but do you know what’s expected of you?

Abby Martin

Please don’t call me ‘the student’

Nursing students have names – and an expectation to be part of the healthcare team too

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COVID-19: why we must protect the mental health of international nursing students

The anxiety and isolation caused by the crisis may be particularly acute for this group

Nursing studies

Academic internship: how this paid role helps students explore career options

I took a year out from my degree, learned new skills and weighed up the pathways

What is breakaway training and why do nursing students need it?

Helping students anticipate and escape volatile situations with patients

Coping with patient death: preparing for your clinical placement

We answer some common questions on care after death and supporting families

What are e-PADs and how can I get the most out of them on placement?

The pros and cons of electronic practice assessment documents, plus tips from fellow students

Reasonable adjustments: what do I need to know and how can I adapt my practice?

How to ensure nursing care is person-centred and equally accessible to every individual

Talking continence: what you can do to encourage patients to seek timely advice

Embarrassment can stop people discussing bladder or bowel issues – here’s how you can help

Clinical placements

What to expect from a clinical placement in a care home

Seize the chance to develop skills in person-centred care for people with complex needs

What to expect from a placement in social care

You’ll learn core skills in a nurse-led environment and support people in the community

Difficult placements: coping with a hostile practice assessor

What to do if you feel unsupported or risk not qualifying due to placement problems

Student placement

What is supernumerary status and why does it need protecting?

With placements disrupted by the pandemic, some view students’ special status as under threat

What to expect from a clinical placement in a prison: tips from a nursing student

How the reality of prison healthcare challenged my preconceived ideas

What to expect on an emergency department clinical placement

The ED is a dynamic setting where you can develop core skills as well as support emergency care

Newly qualified nurses

Picture shows a scene from the film One Flew Over the Cuckoo’s Nest. A nurse is producing podcasts that aim to dispel myths about mental illness, remove stigma and give patients a voice.

Nurse’s podcasts tell true story of life on mental health wards

Podcasts aim to dispel myths about mental illness, remove stigma and give patients a voice

 Nursing is fast-paced in the emergency department

Mental health and adult nursing, plus the pace of emergency care – this role has it all

A dual-registration newly qualified nurse reflects on what she has learned in her first year

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Mental health nursing: ‘The accumulation of marginal gains’

Results in mental health care can be slow but the rewards are vast, especially for nurses with the right qualities, says Ian Hulatt.

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