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From the very first day you step into the classroom as a fresh-faced nursing student there is only one thing on your mind: putting on that uniform. You know, the one that shows the world that you did it, that you qualified as a nurse.
Getting module results which are below what you were expecting can be a blow to your confidence, self-esteem and sometimes, your outlook on life. It will certainly leave you questioning why on earth you bother.
Being mentored by a mental health nurse prescriber has inspired me to share an experience that challenged me to draw upon skills I learned in theory sessions and was keen to put into practice.
Choosing to study nursing sets you on a career path which will see you experience all aspects of humanity, from an individual’s moment of unbridled joy to their vulnerability at the darkest times of an illness.
Something happened that has left me deep in thought about my future career as a nurse.
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.
If you could write a letter to yourself 15 years ago, what would you say?
This week's practice
A dementia first aid course dealing with frustrating and challenging behaviour was set up to support people who care for members of their family with dementia.
With increasing emphasis on preventative healthcare and public health, would nurses benefit from understanding the sociological influences on health and wellbeing?
We speak Philip Keeley, director of undergraduate education at the School of Nursing, Midwifery and Social Work at The University of Manchester.
How do you learn? Do you use your ears or your common sense? Find out …
Nurse education research
Two clinical commissioning groups aimed to improve the patient experience and reduce hospital admissions by devising a “hospital at home” community care service
Tip of the week
Prior to going to university I had never lived with another person for longer than a month; it was the aspect of the whole experience that scared me the most.
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Student nurse news
Ministers could end free university education for student nurses in a bid to boost the numbers joining the NHS workforce, under proposals put forward by national education bodies.
Are you a new student nurse?
On the first day of her course, Mandy pledged to ‘inspire those who have lost hope’. Reflecting on this promise helps her remain focused on becoming the nurse she wants to be.
How to ...
The first in a three-part series on electrocardiograms explores continual monitoring