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What does your first year as a student nurse hold?

What does your first year as a student nurse hold? Subscription Required

Catherine and Cate, staff at Bournemouth University, talk us through what you can expect from your first year as a student nurse.

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‘I've essentially treated myself like a patient’ Subscription Required

29-Sep-2014

How can student nurses cope with personal loss during their training? When Becky lost her father during second year, she turned to her nursing skills to help her cope

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Ask yourself 'Is there anything I could do personally to improve the health service?'

Ask yourself 'Is there anything I could do personally to improve the health service?' Subscription Required

29-Sep-2014

Mikey’s own experience of being a patient has helped him realise that as student nurses we can all play a part in changing the future of healthcare

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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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Mastering your dissertation: what you need to know

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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.

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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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Strategies to avoid unnecessary transfusions

Strategies to avoid unnecessary transfusions Subscription Required

26-Sep-2014

Patient Blood Management aims to reduce inappropriate transfusions and ensure they are only given where they are clinically indicated

An ethical defence of the Liverpool Care Pathway

An ethical defence of the Liverpool Care Pathway Subscription Required

26-Sep-2014

A recent review of end-of-life care recommended phasing out the Liverpool Care Pathway despite finding that, when properly used, it is a model of good practice

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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.

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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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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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