Clinical placements

How to show leadership and organisation skills as a nursing student

Students on GP placement found ‘lost’ patients who were missing out on vital diabetes care

Welcome to your placement: how a ‘hello’ pack can help students feel at home

A nurse explains her idea to improve the learning experience for students and the team

Considering an elective placement overseas? Here’s what you need to know

How to plan and prepare for a placement abroad, and how it could help develop your skills

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

What to do when words fail

Communication problems are not uncommon when people with complex needs are admitted to hospital, and one nursing student is creating a toolkit that will include tips from specialists and signposting to additional support

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Observing cardiac surgery made me appreciate theatre nurses’ role

Watching a surgeon replace a young patient’s heart valves helped children’s nursing student Ewout van Sabben appreciate the valuable role played by theatre nurses.

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Bringing a smile to help in the tough times

Caring for a young teenager reminded children's nursing student Harriet Pollard why taking care of the emotional well-being of children and young people is equally as important as addressing their physical health needs.

Tailor your communication to your patient

Caring for a patient with a severe brain injury taught Lauren Stafford the importance of...

Delegation and its challenges

Esiri Ohwovoriole learned to share the load as her nursing responsibilities increased in...

Holding a patient's hand taught me an important lesson on placement...

Spending time providing a patient with simple reassurance can be as exciting as any other...
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