Top tips for students
What makes a good handover?Subscription
Giving an in-depth handover allows you to go home safe in the knowledge that your patients are taken care of but how should you hand over your patients?
What to expect from your student nursing placements Subscription
Over the course of your education you will be placed in a variety of different areas and specialisms. Each will have its own unique opportunities for learning and development …
Your placement learning objectives decodedSubscription
At first glance, your placement documentation can be daunting. We’ve pulled apart the most commonly used wording to help you understand exactly what you’re being asked to do.
Becoming a 'good' nurseSubscription
You started your nurse training not only because you wanted to become a nurse, but because you wanted to become a good nurse. Adult nursing lecturer, Chris McLean, reveals how you can be the best nurse you can be.
How to cope with stress as a student nurseSubscription
A little bit of stress can be healthy, but a lot is damaging. If you feel yourself getting overwhelmed by the pressure and anxiety of work, here are some tips to help you cope
Communicating at the end of lifeSubscription
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
Being professional - what it means for nursesSubscription
Thinking of a “professional” can conjure up images of briefcases and Blackberrys. But a person’s dress code is only a symbol - it’s attitude and behaviour that count
The first time: surviving the night shiftSubscription
Sudden changes to your sleep patterns can be tough on your body and mind. Follow these tips to help ease the transition
Quiz yourself ... What's your revision style?Subscription
Everyone deals with exams differently, but is your revision technique a help or a hindrance? Quiz yourself and find out …
Making the most of your placementSubscription
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