Experiences on placement
It is well known that the number of nurses is falling, with experienced nurse leaders leaving the profession.
'If you're struggling, you're not alone'Subscription
Beth Pink shares her experience of her first placement.
A raft of changes to pre-registration nurse education, student assessment and prescribing have been approved, following a “historic decision” by the Nursing and Midwifery Council.
The Nursing and Midwifery Council has rowed back on its proposal to not set any competency standards for nurses and midwives who will assess students on practice placements.
In Greater Manchester, placement providers and higher education institutions are working on a new model of clinical placements based on coaching, which was tested using simulations
Having social anxiety as a student nurseSubscription
Having suffered from social anxiety since she was a teenager, Phaedra Longhurst is here to reassure other students that the condition shouldn’t stop anyone from becoming a great nurse.
The Nursing and Midwifery Council is facing opposition to a number of its proposed changes to nurse education, early findings from its consultation have revealed.
My first placement experience as a male nurseSubscription
Student Shaun Martin reflects on his experiences as a male nurse on his first placement.
My experience volunteering overseasSubscription
Raya Cupler has been volunteering in war-torn Syria, and recounts her experiences for Nursing Times.
'I'm struggling to talk to patients!'Subscription
Briony is a first year student who is struggling to get over shyness…
Remote and rural placement Subscription
Second year student nurse, Tara Tully, is coming towards the end of her placement at the A&E department in the Gilbert Bain hospital in Shetland (the subject of recent BBC series Island Medics)…
In November 2017 Genevieve Elliott was given the opportunity to represent the University of Nottingham nursing school at ‘The International Week’ hosted by Bielefeld University…
Reflecting on my progressSubscription
’On my most recent placement on a children’s medical ward, Louisa Davies had the opportunity to mentor a first year student…
The University of East London has marked the official launch of its new adult nursing degree by unveiling a new state-of-the-art clinical simulation centre.
Problems with placements continue to pose a threat to student learning, with around half of all UK universities with pre-registration nursing courses reporting it as a risk in the past year, the nursing regulator has found.
Sophie Johnston, a third year student nurse, writes about her experience in Sri Lanka…
Nursing students at the University of Wolverhampton are to be offered placements in Shrewsbury and Telford for the first time, the higher education provider has announced.
In the first initiative of its kind, nursing and medical students at a university in the West Midlands are to receive training to help them recognise signs of radicalisation.
The little things with the biggest rewardsSubscription
It’s compassion and trying that’s important, says student nurse Ellen Green.
Jeremy Hunt’s announcement that 5,170 extra undergraduate nurse placements will be created in 2018 is very welcome, if long overdue.
Extra cash for clinical placements in England released by the government over the summer has been provided too late to make any significant difference to the number of nurses being trained at university this year, an investigation by Nursing Times has indicated.
A Placement With A DifferenceSubscription
Louisa Davies recently undertook a placement at a women’s centre…
Embracing the fleeting moments of third yearSubscription
The beauty of third year is the realisation that we are all going through the process of transition, explains Prudence.
Josie Morgan realised, adventures are the best way to learn…
Second Year StrugglesSubscription
Louisa Davies tells us about her second year of her nursing degree
Universities and NHS trusts are being offered tens of thousands of pounds by Health Education England in a push to expand training places for nurses and other health professionals this year.
A home from home in JapanSubscription
Hannah, Louise and Megan, second year student adult nurses, have learnt a lot from their study tour to Japan
Parenting and student nursingSubscription
Emily Graham shares her experience as a mother and a student nurse
Kindness in practiceSubscription
Reflections on placement in a CCD ward
Cutting the stigma of nursing home placementsSubscription
’If you have a nursing home placement coming up make the utmost of every opportunity you get and enjoy getting to know the same residents, hearing their life stories.
A community placement with a differenceSubscription
’I was pleased to hear that I would be placed with a practice nurse in a GP surgery’ says Adult sNursing Student Laura
Do you have to ask me if I have children?Subscription
‘As a student nurse, I brace myself in anticipation for every placement.’
My second clinical placement at a nursing homeSubscription
Jessica, 1st year Adult Nursing, shares her experience about her second placement
Student nurse Cassandra explains how much she learnt on her different placements
Student nurse Genevieve recalls her experience of a four-week nursing placement in Ghana
It’s OK to make mistakesSubscription
Making mistakes during placements should be seen as a learning opportunity to improve your practice, shares student nurse Louisa
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.
Student nurse Jessica discusses her placement experience providing palliative care to a patient in her home
Student nurse Rebecca reflects on her placement providing therapeutic psychiatric nursing care to a transgender experiencing dysphoria and how the experience changed her
How do you communicate with a non-responsive patient? A student nurse discusses various methods to interact with patients on ventilators
Realising your potential as a student nurseSubscription
Why do student nurses underestimate the positive impact of their work and thus undermine their performance? Student nurse Danielle reflects on this self-defeating habit