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Meet your Student Nursing Times' student editors for 2014/15


Meet Chloe, Leanne, Rebecca and Lucy who will each be representing their branch of nursing, and student nurses in general, for the coming academic year

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Top tips for your first year as a qualified nurse

Top tips for your first year as a qualified nurse Subscription Required

You’ve done it – you’ve made it through your training and you’ve landed that all-important first job as a staff nurse. But how will you make it through the ups and downs of your first year?

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Clinical Nurse Specialists - Alice Malcolm

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Claire Harries_SNT

'It's the nurses who don't realise how little they know about learning disabilities that scare me'


After hearing some of the views held about people with learning disabilities, Claire realised just how important it is that this area of nursing is taught to all branches

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Blogs by student nurses for student nurses


Student loans do not reflect the needs of healthcare students - help make this right Subscription Required


After realising that student loans do not take into account that healthcare students have longer academic years, Alice is calling on student nurses to join her in campaigning for a fairer system

Rachel Sherwood_SNT

Never judge a placement by its cover Subscription Required


Have you ever had that sinking feeling when you’ve seen where your next placement will be?

Amanda Smillie_SNT

'Getting knocked back was heart breaking but finally getting that job made it worth it'


After being rejected on the grounds that she didn’t have enough experience, Amanda started to feel that she would never find her first nurisng job

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Helena King_SNT

'I'm a psychotic professional' Subscription Required


Helena’s personal experiences of the mental health system are helping to shape her into the nurse she wants to be

Kieran Uttley_SNT

Learning disability nursing might be a small branch but, for some, it’s the most important Subscription Required


Choosing which field of nursing to study was not difficult. I spent time thinking seriously about it and researching each option, but I always knew learning disability nursing was for me.

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We're currently looking for enthusiastic student nurses to write short one-off blogs sharing your experiences and opinions.

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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.

Elaine Francis_SNT

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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Gaining informed consent for blood transfusion

Gaining informed consent for blood transfusion Subscription Required


Patients needing blood transfusions should be told about risks and benefits of the procedure so they can give informed consent before it is undertaken

Is it ever acceptable to amputate a healthy limb?

Is it ever acceptable to amputate a healthy limb? Subscription Required


A patient is asking to have a healthy leg amputated as he feels it is not part of his body. Should such requests ever be granted? And, if so, in what circumstances?

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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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Happy new term!


Whether you're starting a nursing course for the first time or stepping up a year, September is a time for change.

Visit our New Term page for support on this next stage of your nursing career, as well as competitions and blogs from those who have been exactly where you are now!
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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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"Full-body Lichenification"


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