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We are always on the look-out for enthusiastic student nurses to write blogs for Student NT, read on to find out how you can get involved

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Placements at GP clinics: what to expect Subscription Required


Claudia was thrilled to find out her first placement was at a GP clinic, but the placement wasn’t exactly what she expected

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Do we always communicate effectively with the patients that we care for? Subscription Required


#HelloMyNameIs Krissy Scott and I am a 3rd year mental health nursing student at Stirling University.

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'Should we begin our nursing careers fighting Ebola?'


As newly qualified nurses we found ourselves asking an irregular and difficult question: should we go and help combat the Ebola epidemic in Sierra Leone?

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Being a first-year student nurse: the expectations vs. the realities


Let’s face it, we hear a lot of bad press surrounding the nursing profession these days.

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Group working: heaven or hell? Subscription Required


The thought of having to produce work as a group can bring about feelings of dread and fear, sending a shiver up the spine of even the most dedicated student.

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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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Safe practice in syringe pump management Subscription Required


Syringe pumps are a vital tool for administering medicine, especially in palliative care. However, nurses must have training before using them to ensure patient safety.

Great teams have a plan for how their members act and work together

How to build effective teams in healthcare Subscription Required


Effective teams need a shared purpose. Building teams requires a teaming strategy to ensure all members are clear about their role and the team’s purpose.

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'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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'Comparison is the thief of joy'

'Comparison is the thief of joy'


I am borrowing some wisdom from Theodore Roosevelt which, although it has been repeated millions of times, took on new relevance when I found it floating on a familiar blog.

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How can student nurses develop their clinical assessment skills?

As I was researching my last essay I came across a lot of literature arguing that assessment is the fundamental basis of mental health nursing.

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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

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CNOs past and present praise current crop of nursing students

The current chief nursing officer for England and her immediate predecessor have been passing on their passion for the profession to a group of student nurses.

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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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