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'I was horrified to hear of students' experiences of raising concerns' Subscription Required


A visit to RCN Congress resulted in student nurse, Deanne, contributing to one of the most important reviews into whistleblowing

The 6Cs nursing values

'Jane Cummings has dropped a few of the old Cs to make way for her new ones' Subscription Required


It has been a while since Cummings’ 6Cs theory was first introduced to nurses and midwives.

'Working whilst studying? You can bank on it that you're not alone'

'Working whilst studying? You can bank on it that you're not alone' Subscription Required


Let’s be honest, being a student nurse is a huge financial burden and it’s not always easy to find ways to make some extra cash.

'Was I right to study a masters?'

'Was I right to study a masters?' Subscription Required


As I sit here on a Saturday night, procrastinating instead of revising for my statistics exam on Tuesday, I look back and wonder if I have done the right thing.

'While we cannot change the economic situation in Greece we can support the workforce'

'While we cannot change the economic situation in Greece we can support the workforce' Subscription Required


The recent revelation of maltreatment of people with learning disabilities in an institution in Lechain, Greece shocked the learning disability nursing community.

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Mastering your dissertation: what you need to know

Mastering your dissertation: what you need to know Subscription Required

Dissertations can feel like stressful, bumpy car-rides. Here are some tips that can turn the last stretch of your journey to qualifying into a smooth success.

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A letter to myself: 5 lessons I wish I'd learnt earlier Subscription Required

If you could write a letter to yourself 15 years ago, what would you say?

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Being admitted to hospital can be overwhelming for patients with dementia

Enhancing healthcare assistants' dementia role Subscription Required


Training healthcare assistants from nursing and therapy teams to pick up the early signs of dementia and offer one-to-one support is reaping benefits in a large acute hospital.

One study found support groups did not effectively address psychosocial needs

Tailoring cancer support to patients' needs Subscription Required


Hospital-based support groups are unable to meet the diverse needs of patients with cancer, and are being phased out in favour of more individualised support.

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Philip Keeley

'The best students are willing to challenge conventional ideas and ask questions' Subscription Required

We speak Philip Keeley, director of undergraduate education at the School of Nursing, Midwifery and Social Work at The University of Manchester.

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Social media: help or hindrance for student nurses?


It occurred to me recently that it is amazing how much information you can get about someone just from a quick Google, Facebook, Twitter and Instagram search.

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How to calculate drug dosage accurately: advice for nurses Subscription Required

The lack of basic maths skills can be a major problem when it comes to nurses administering drugs to patients. Calculations are still a significant source of drug error.

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'There isn’t one particular thing that people need to be a "good" student nurse' Subscription Required

Meet Andrew Walsh, senior lecturer in mental health at Birminham City University and this month’s student editor role model


NHS staff to get toolkit on raising concerns 'over next 12 months'

Nurse students, trainees and qualified staff will be able to use new toolkits about patient safety and raising concerns by the end of the year, Health Education England has confirmed.

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Are you a new student nurse?


Do you need additional support while at university? Meet Diverse Learners

Diverse Learners supports student nurses who have dyslexia, dyspraxia, long term health conditions and/or mental health issues to develop their skills and self-confidence via study skills support sessions and mentoring.

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