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What to expect from your student nursing placements Subscription Required

Over the course of your education you will be placed in a variety of different areas and specialisms. Each will have its own unique opportunities for learning and development …

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Starting third year: the countdown is on


As the third year nerves started to get the better of her, Leanne turned to her peers to find out how they’re coping with the anxiety of final year placements

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


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


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'


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


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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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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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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Safe administration of blood components

Safe administration of blood components Subscription Required


Blood transfusion carries potentially serious hazards. Nurses have an important role in ensuring safe administration and in maintaining records to provide an audit trail

Using music to maintain the correct rhythm during CPR

Using music to maintain the correct rhythm during CPR Subscription Required


Achieving the recommended compression rate in cardiopulmonary resuscitation can be difficult, but music can help to improve skills in the short term

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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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Happy new term!


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 take over SNT twitter account

Student nurse to take over SNT twitter account

Student nurse, Leanne Siekiera, will be taking over the student nursing times twitter account on Thursday 18 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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