Experiences on placement
Nursing abroad: My Erasmus experienceSubscription
Student nurse Rosa recounts her experience of the Erasmus student exchange programme in Barcelona, Spain
A hospital trust in Swindon has launched a student nurse placement focused on safeguarding adults, as part of efforts to address a “massive gap” in pre-registration education.
For over 40 years, Hilary Shoesmith dedicated her life to nursing. On 31 January, Ms Shoesmith passed away at the age of 58 and it is clear from the comments and memories shared with Nursing Times that her compassionate personality was adored by many, including loved ones, colleagues, students and patients.
Care homes are being viewed “as a last resort” for nursing students when no other placements can be found, according to managers, who say the setting should be valued more highly by educators.
10 tips for saving for an overseas electiveSubscription
Arranging funds for an overseas elective placement might be difficult but not impossible. Read on for student nurse Sarah’s tips to raise money
‘Wednesday does not last forever…’Subscription
Why does the second year of nursing feel like being stuck in the middle of the week? Contemplating the answer, student nurse Sophie understood the importance of taking care of herself to deal with the rigours of the second year
‘I felt I was far behind my peers’Subscription
A talk with her tutor helped student nurse Laurie realise that every student nurse will develop one’s skills and confidence at one’s own pace
Looking back on her first year of nursing, student nurse Louisa reflects on what it has taught her
Student nurse Carys recounts her first placement experiences, right from learning about maggot therapy to caring for a Welsh-speaking patient
Student nurses are being encouraged to adopt a project led by a group of trainees in Manchester that aims to improve support during placements, following its success across the city.