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Becoming a 'good' nurse Subscription Required

You started your nurse training not only because you wanted to become a nurse, but because you wanted to become a good nurse. Adult nursing lecturer, Chris McLean, reveals how you can be the best nurse you can be

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‘My next placement is in an area of healthcare that doesn’t interest me’ – sound familiar?

22-Sep-2014

Every student at some point in their training will feel disappointed with a placement, Chloe explores how you can make the best of the situation

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Managing patient expectations: do some patients expect too much? Subscription Required

22-Sep-2014

While most of the ward staff were busy dealing with an emergency situation, Colin was surprised by another patient’s reaction

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

6-Aug-2014

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

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Never judge a placement by its cover Subscription Required

1-Aug-2014

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

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

28-Jul-2014

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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'I'm a psychotic professional' Subscription Required

25-Jul-2014

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

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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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Recognising and managing transfusion reactions

Recognising and managing transfusion reactions Subscription Required

19-Sep-2014

Patients receiving blood transfusions can die if errors are made and if the signs of a severe reaction are not recognised and acted on at an early stage

Does glove use increase the risk of infection?

Does glove use increase the risk of infection? Subscription Required

19-Sep-2014

Use of gloves is widespread in clinical practice, but research suggests they are often used inappropriately, and that this increases infection risks to patients

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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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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 free advice, blogs and competitions for student nurses!

Student nurse to host mental health day for nursing students on twitter

Student nurse to host mental health day for nursing students on twitter

Student Nursing Times’ student editor for mental health branch, Becky Kidman, is to take over the @StudentNT twitter feed on Tuesday 30 September.

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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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What do you think of the ABCDE approach to patient assessment?

We asked: What do you think of the ABCDE approach to patient assessment?

19-Sep-2014

This week’s #SNTtwitchat was run by our adult branch student editor, Leanne. You can read the transcript here.

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