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'It's time for children's nurses to be recognised'

'It's time for children's nurses to be recognised' Subscription Required


At a recent conference I witnessed celebrations for adult nursing, with sections relating to learning disabilities and mental health nursing. During the course of the day I was waiting for recognition for children’s nurses; it never happened.

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'What legacy will you leave for future nurses?'

'What will you give to the next generation of nurses?' Subscription Required


Have you ever been in a situation that made you think about your future and the type of legacy you want to build?

Six apps to make your university life a little easier

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To help your life at university run a little smoother without breaking the bank, student Kathrine Schulze has rounded up and reviewed a few of the best free apps for students.

'I won't let my eczema stop me from nursing'

'I won't let my eczema stop me from nursing' Subscription Required


The first thing we were taught at university was how to wash our hands; at degree level, this seemed almost comical until the importance of infection control was impressed upon us.

'I juggled being a student and a parent, as can you'

'I juggled being a student and a parent, as can you' Subscription Required


As a mum to three children and a full-time nursing student I am often asked how I manage to cope with my responsibilities.

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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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Physical touch can help carers to connect with people who have advanced dementia

Using sensory activities to improve dementia care Subscription Required


A structured programme of sensory activities can improve end-of-life care for people in nursing homes with advanced dementia.

The Mental Capacity Act provides a two-stage diagnostic and functional test

Improving the efficacy of the Mental Capacity Act Subscription Required


The Mental Capacity Act 2005 is not achieving all its original objectives. This article examines the barriers and how these can be overcome.

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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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Would you like a chance to win two tickets for this year's IPS Conference?

All you have to do is answer this simple question for your chance to win a pair of tickets to attend IPS’s annual conference in Liverpool on 28 -30 September 2015 for FREE* (worth £599 each). Exclusive to Student NT readers.

'What will your legacy be?'

'What will your legacy be?'


This week I began my final placement as a student nurse, the much anticipated management placement where I will prove I am a competent, capable student, one that is fully prepared to embark on a career in nursing. 

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Quiz yourself ... What's your revision style?

Quiz yourself ... What's your revision style? Subscription Required

Everyone deals with exams differently, but is your revision technique a help or a hindrance? Quiz yourself and find out …

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Volunteers who help out at mealtimes can improve patients nutritional intake

Nurses concede NHS not 'patient-centred' enough

Care in the health and social care sector is not person-centred, according to the outcome of a nursing debate organised at London South Bank University last night.

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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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