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Student voice

MMR vaccine

Is it time to make MMR vaccination compulsory?

Nurses need to counteract the anti-vaccination movement’s propaganda

Parents

Parents are the real professionals when it comes to their children

Good communication is vital in assessing paediatric early warning systems

Being a parent helps me in children’s nursing

Chris Steele on how his personal experiences are used to enhance his caregiving

Target

How to hit the target when you apply for a job

Selling yourself in job applications is not as daunting as you may think

Communication

All nurse training should cover communication with children who have learning...

Bespoke training could benefit students and children with learning disabilities

Could overseas communication improve cultural differences in healthcare?

Hearing about nursing practice from students who have travelled abroad has left Chris Steele wanting to know more

Reflective writing

Hand hygiene

Hand hygiene

Hand hygiene

Emergency department

Emotional highs and lows in the emergency department: the student experience

Liverpool John Moores University children's nursing student Hayley Moran reflects on her placement in an emergency department

Lynsey Wilgaus

Dignity from the first breath: a student's experience

Queen's University Belfast children's nursing student Lynsey Wilgaus, a finalist from the NCYP Student Voice competition, reflects on watching nurses preserve a baby's dignity at first breath.

Ryan Jones student voice

I can do this: a student's experience of life-limiting conditions

Salford University child health student Ryan Jones, a finalist from the NCYP Student Voice competition, tells us his experience of nursing a terminally ill child.

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

Free

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?

Presenting

A nursing student’s guide to speaking at conferences

Presenting can help you develop critical thinking skills as a nursing student, and here's how to prepare for public speaking

Bethany Smith

How I’m learning to deal with death

Student Voice competition finalist Bethany Smith on overcoming anxiety to support a ‘good death’

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

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 on an emergency department clinical placement

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

Advance rotas for students: improving work-life balance and the placement experience

How an allocated shift rostering approach can benefit students and placement areas

How to make the most of your first clinical placement

COVID-19 delayed Lenka Huntley’s experience until her second year – here’s how she coped

Newly qualified nurses

Give young people a say in nurse recruitment

Involving children and young people in the recruitment process can bring equal rewards for both patients and staff, says postgraduate children’s nursing student Sarah Ball, who was interviewed by a children’s panel for her first nursing post.

Jobs