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Katie Sutton_SNT

Why you should apply to be Student Nurse Editor: Mental Health Branch


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Why you should apply to be Student Nurse Editor: Adult Branch


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Rachael Starkey Student Nursing Times editor

Why you should apply to be Student Nurse Editor: Child Branch


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Sleep expert: top tips for night shift workers Subscription Required

We talk to sleep expert, Derk-Jan Dijk from Surrey University Sleep Centre, about how best to fit in down-time when working the night shift

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Rachael Starkey Student Nursing Times editor

'Does it really have to be so tough to become a nurse?'


With a huge shortage of nurses in the not so distant future, should nursing education not be looking at how to attract more students onto the course?

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Rachel Sherwood_SNT

Never judge a placement by its cover Subscription Required


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

Amanda Smillie_SNT

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


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

Helena King_SNT

'I'm a psychotic professional' Subscription Required


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

Kieran Uttley_SNT

Learning disability nursing might be a small branch but, for some, it’s the most important Subscription Required


Choosing which field of nursing to study was not difficult. I spent time thinking seriously about it and researching each option, but I always knew learning disability nursing was for me.

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Ben Mullin_SNT

The hospital hypocrisy Subscription Required


Third year student, Ben, asks why it’s so common to see coca-cola machines outside diabetic wards and smokers outside the hospital doors.

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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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Getting the priorities right in end-of-life care

Getting the priorities right in end-of-life care Subscription Required


New guidance on end-of-life care, replacing the controversial Liverpool Pathway, focuses on involving and supporting patients in their final days and hours

Avoidable asthma deaths: national audit results

Avoidable asthma deaths: national audit results Subscription Required


The first national investigation into asthma deaths reveals deficiencies in risk assessment, prescribing and clinical care. Implications for practice are outlined

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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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We asked: 'What makes a good handover?'


We asked the student nursing community to discuss their experiences with learning handovers and the best approaches they found through their development