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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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'We must act on anxiety experienced by students'

'We must act on anxiety experienced by students'


As a student at university I have never been a stranger to stress, but it was not until recently that I discovered first-hand the negative effects of the more serious aspects of anxiety.

Jennifer Bell

'I will forever be grateful for the experience of failing nursing school'


How does nurse training in the US compare to the UK? Jennifer Bell, a student at Baptist College of Health Sciences in Memphis, Tennessee, gives us an insight

Crystal Wilson

When You Were in Hospital...


Poem by Crystal Wilson, third year student nurse at Canterbury Christ Church University

Are student nurses expected to only speak when they are spoken to?

Are student nurses expected to only speak when they are spoken to? Subscription Required


Marlene was surprised to her about a student being told to watch how she speaks to staff of higher grades. Does this reflect an old-fashioned attitude to nursing hierarchies?

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Student nurse initiative: 'Improving the dignity of vulnerable patients'


“It has always been my dream to become a nurse in the UK. It is such an important profession that allows you to help change lives for the better, and I am very proud to be working towards a career in the NHS.”

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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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Options for users of intermittent catheters Subscription Required


There are advantages for single-use and multi-use intermittent catheters; the MultICath study aims to explore the benefits to patients of using both types.

More fluids may help chronic constipation

Managing constipation in older people in hospital Subscription Required


Older people in hospital are at risk of constipation, which is often poorly managed. Failure to treat the condition can lead to increased morbidity and longer hospital stays.

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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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'I want to be a nurse so much I can handle the sacrifices'


I started my third year two weeks ago and am filled with fear; of failure, of success, and of procrastination.

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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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Regulator drops time limits for completing nurse education

The Nursing and Midwifery Council has approved the removal of mandatory time limits for completing education programmes, handing over the responsibility to universities instead.

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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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