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Not many people feel comfortable talking about death, but when you’re taking care of a patient who is dying it becomes necessary and beneficial to communicate clearly

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'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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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.

How do you prepare to start a nursing course?

How do you prepare to start a nursing course? Subscription Required


In the build-up to his nurse training, Andrew wants to get a good idea of what the course will entail. Can you help?

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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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Safe care of patients with tracheostomies

Safe care of patients with tracheostomies Subscription Required


Patients with tracheostomies are at risk of serious complications. A review of care given to these patients has resulted in a range of recommendations

Assessing the foot in patients with diabetes

Assessing the foot in patients with diabetes Subscription Required


Careful foot care for patients with diabetes can help to avoid foot ulcers and amputation. Practice nurses should know how to carry out a foot assessment

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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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