Top tips for students
Expert tips for your nursing school interviewSubscription
If you want to become a nurse to help people, the first step is helping yourself get admitted to nursing school. To that end, one of the most important events in your admissions process is the interview…
Guide to Harvard referencing for student nursesSubscription
Ask any group of student nurses about the causes of stress when they first start university and you can guarantee at least one will groan “references”. Help is on hand in the form of Victoria Stevans.
Digitise your revisionSubscription
How to digitise studying to help improve time management, productivity and allow easy access to notes, information and study hubs.
Prior to going to university I had never lived with another person for longer than a month; it was the aspect of the whole experience that scared me the most.
Top tips to staying healthy at universitySubscription
It is easy to fall into unhealthy habits when you do not have much time to devote to taking care of yourself.
Second year student nurses are often told that they’re “stepping-up” a gear. But what does this really mean?
Dissertations can feel like stressful, bumpy car-rides. Here are some tips that can turn the last stretch of your journey to qualifying into a smooth success.
Katie looks back on her first year and reflects on what she wishes someone had told her before she started
Catherine and Cate, staff at Bournemouth University, talk us through what you can expect from your first year as a student nurse.
How to prepare for your first job interviewSubscription
Regardless of your nursing ability and potential, if you cannot perform well during a job interview it can be difficult to land your first nursing job after qualification
You’ve done it – you’ve made it through your training and you’ve landed that all-important first job as a staff nurse. But how will you make it through the ups and downs of your first year?
As I was researching my last essay I came across a lot of literature arguing that assessment is the fundamental basis of mental health nursing.
Ten ways to take the boredom out of studyingSubscription
Editor, Jenni Middleton, lists her top ways of perking up your time behind the desk
How to deal with a bad mark Subscription
Student nurse, Mikey Whitehead, explains how to move onwards and upwards after receving a poor mark
Sleep expert: top tips for night shift workers Subscription
We talk to sleep expert, Derk-Jan Dijk from Surrey University Sleep Centre, about how best to fit in down-time when working the night shift
An easy guide to mmolsSubscription
Every nurse is familiar with seeing mol, mmol and occasionally µmol written on vials and infusion packs.
Writing clearly and concisely is a real skill.
Some students take their elective placement as an opportunity to travel, others as a chance to become more employable. But everyone can follow these tips to make it as satisfactory as possible …
Copycat: why some students plagiariseSubscription
With pressure from academic deadlines and constraints on time it’s easy to fall into the plagiarism trap and seek what you might think to be the easy option. But copying someone else’s work really isn’t worth it, and here’s why …
10 ways to create an eye-catching CVSubscription
You may work with your hands, but to nab that job, you’ll have to impress on paper first. Jenni Middleton talks to the experts to find out how a strong CV can snatch you that crucial interview
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
How to survive as a student nurseSubscription
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
Writing the perfect essaySubscription
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
Top Tips for doing your literature review!Subscription
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
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
The basic principles of nursing care and monitoring for patients with tracheostomies
The administration of medicinesSubscription
The administration of a medicine is a common but important clinical procedure.
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