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We know that mentors find the assessment of healthcare students difficult. With limited time to perform the role and balancing this against the ever-increasing demands and workload, it can feel like one responsibility too many for busy nurses.
Last week, I was delighted to attend the inaugural National Student Nurse Congress organised by Nikki Yun, an intensive care staff nurse from St George’s University Hospital NHS Foundation Trust.
Sometimes I go for a walk in the local cemetery. I like to wander round looking at old headstones and wondering about the lives of the dead. I’m often drawn to a small one in the middle of a patch of grass that simply has a name, an age, 8, and a date, 1934. Immediately sad isn’t it? Compounded by the fact that the grave was all on its own.
This month’s issue of Nursing Times focuses on learning disabilities, both from the perspective of general nurses caring for people affected by a learning disability and that of nurses working in the specialty itself.
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Since the removal of the NHS nursing bursary in England in 2016, applications to nursing courses have fallen by 38%.
Two years ago I decided to step out of my comfort zone and become one of the first nursing associates in the country.
Today, the Nursing and Midwifery Council opens its register to nursing associates (NAs).
Bringing together student nurses from different branches as part of their education has huge benefits, not only for the students but also for patients, says Fiona Cust
The education of our nursing workforce is poised to hit the headlines once again when evidence is presented to the Education Select Committee, to understand why nursing degree apprenticeships are not taking off.
The NHS is a challenging place to work but equally rewarding and energising. Return to practice gives an amazing opportunity to reconnect with our passion for the profession for those with a lapsed PIN. In this blog, Bev Matthews and Chris Jones share their experiences as student and tutor.
Nursing is an exciting, challenging and rewarding career, but would benefit from including more men.
No one in the health sector could doubt after the latest set of official figures that nursing is facing an unprecedented recruitment challenge
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I am often asked why I chose to be a nurse, what it’s really like and what I would say to someone thinking about taking up a career in nursing. For me it was very much a personal experience. As a teenager my Mum was in hospital quite a lot; I used to go and visit her and watch what the nurses did on the ward.
NHS Blood and Transplant is a special health authority that provide a blood and transplantation service to the NHS, looking after blood donation services in England and transplant services across the UK. This week, we’re looking at the work of lead nurse for paediatric and neonatal donation and transplantation Angie Scales.
NHS Blood and Transplant is a special health authority that provide a blood and transplantation service to the NHS, looking after blood donation services in England and transplant services across the UK. This week, we’re looking at the work of practice development nurse in blood donation Hannah Perry.
NHS Blood and Transplant is a special health authority that provide a blood and transplantation service to the NHS, looking after blood donation services in England and transplant services across the UK. This week, we’re looking at the work of the patient blood management practitioner team’s education lead Anne Davidson.
Despite the increasing complexity of nursing practice there is still a significant number of people who think nursing degrees are unnecessary.
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I sat next to a nurse at dinner this week, and he told me that he was extremely positive about the profession. I haven’t heard that for a while, so I asked him why.
For the last 99 years the work of learning disability (LD) nurses has been largely hidden within the wider nursing family; much like the population that we serve.
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Rachel Sylvester, The Times journalist, recently argued axing bursaries was an act of self-harm.