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  • packet of medication

    How to calculate drug dosage accurately: advice for nursesSubscription

    1 September, 2002Updated: 28 July, 2015

    The lack of basic maths skills can be a major problem when it comes to nurses administering drugs to patients. Calculations are still a significant source of drug error

  • pills

    The administration of medicinesSubscription

    19 November, 2007Updated: 4 March, 2009

    The administration of a medicine is a common but important clinical procedure.

  • Basic nursing principles of caring for patients with a tracheostomy

    Basic nursing principles of caring for patients with a tracheostomySubscription

    23 January, 2009Updated: 24 March, 2009

    The basic principles of nursing care and monitoring for patients with tracheostomies

  • The image of nursing: How to combat negative stereotypes

    The image of nursing: How to combat negative stereotypesSubscription

    Student Guide By Sandy Summers

    Is it any wonder nurses are continually undermined when their portrayal in the media is so belittling? Sandy Summers examines the image they are given and how to combat negative stereotypes

  • Writing the perfect essay

    Writing the perfect essaySubscription

    Student Guide

    Nursing may be a practical profession but you’ll have to write essays to show you know your stuff. Use Tim Miller’s tips to do a good job

  • Many undergraduates and qualified nurses who have returned to study do a literature review as the final part of their degree. Helen Aveyard's advice will ease the process and make it more enjoyable

    Top Tips for doing your literature review!Subscription

    Student Guide

    Many undergraduates and qualified nurses who have returned to study do a literature review as the final part of their degree. Helen Aveyard’s advice will ease the process and make it more enjoyable

  • Clinical placements are your chance to take your skills from the classroom and apply them on the ward.

    Making the most of your placementSubscription

    August 2011 By Gail Adams

    Clinical placements are your chance to take your skills from the classroom and apply them on the ward. Gail Adams offers advice on how to make the most of this valuable opportunity

  • So your life as a student nurse is about to begin. Are you ready?

    How to survive as a student nurseSubscription

    August 2011 By Katrina Michelle Rowan

    So your life as a student nurse is about to begin. Are you ready? Three student nurses give you the lowdown on what will get you through and help you make the most of the experience ahead

  • Quiz yourself ... What's your revision style?

    Quiz yourself ... What's your revision style?Subscription

    31 August, 2011 By Jenni Middleton

    Everyone deals with exams differently, but is your revision technique a help or a hindrance? Quiz yourself and find out …

  • alarm_clock

    The first time: surviving the night shiftSubscription

    31 August, 2011 By Brianne Ross

    Sudden changes to your sleep patterns can be tough on your body and mind. Follow these tips to help ease the transition

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