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A little bit of stress can be healthy, but a lot is damaging. If you feel yourself getting overwhelmed by the pressure and anxiety of work, here are some tips to help you cope
The lack of basic maths skills can be a major problem when it comes to nurses administering drugs to patients. Calculations are still a significant source of drug error.
Some students take their elective placement as an opportunity to travel, others as a chance to become more employable. But everyone can follow these tips to make it as satisfactory as possible …
Blogs by student nurses for student nurses
Stevie-Jade’s final placement initially knocked her confidence, but speaking to her mentors helped her realise just how normal her fears were
'As the next generation of nurses, we shouldn't have to stand for behaviour that gives us a bad name'
Should you raise concerns if you witness poor care on placement?
Kieran was disappointed with his first community placement, but on reflection he realised that the aspects he had seen as “bad” were valuable learning opportunities
As she starts second year, Amy looks back on the year just gone and reflects on how her feelings towards the course have changed as her confidence developed
When Helen’s patient’s experience mirrored her own father’s, she was torn as to how much was OK to share.
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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
Chest pain is a complex symptom with a variety of causes. It is essential that health professionals have good communication skills to ensure an accurate diagnosis
Diagnosis of brain tumours in children is improving, but the UK still lags behind other western countries. Knowledge of symptoms will allow nurses to improve early diagnosis
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 …
Student Editors' blog
How easy is it for student nurses to speak up if they witness dangerous practice on placement?
Are you a new student nurse?
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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The first in a three-part series on electrocardiograms explores continual monitoring
Student nurse news
Details of a new system of checks designed to test the values of applicants to nursing courses, and potentially qualified staff applying for new posts, have been launched, Nursing Times can reveal.
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Student nurse twitchat
This week’s #SNTtwitchat was run by our adult branch student editor, Leanne. You can read the transcript here.
Nurse education research
Changes to healthcare organisations may mean student placements are unavailable or unsuitable. A new allocation model is enabling a more student-focused approach