Experiences on placement
How to cope with being allocated a placement miles away from home
Meet Poppy, a student nurse who bravely spoke out about poor care on placement twice, and experienced a different reaction each time
Placement case studies
Ward 62 is a gynaecological ward at Darlington Memorial Hospital, and as a result can be emotionally tough for its first, second and third year nursing students.
New student nurses: What's it like on placement?
Soon-to-be student nurse, Jade, asks “Should student nurses spend a year working as a HCA before starting their course?”
Niall found an innovative way of remembering everything he needed to complete mental state examinations
Chloe knew that at some point during her Year to Care, she would need to confront her feelings about death
Your first placement can be a fairly daunting prospect, but it’s your chance to experience the real life of nursing, to put all of that theory and simulation into practice.
One minute guides
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The first time
'Now that I've performed last offices, I know that I can do all those things I doubted I was capable of'
As a mother of three sons, it’s not often I feel nervous or worried about what I might encounter in my life. Then again, until now, I had never seen a dead body.
How to ...
The first in a three-part series on electrocardiograms explores continual monitoring
When Elaine received constructive criticism on her record keeping attempt, she was able to step back and take away some key learning points - and not give up!