Challenging but extremely valuable: this is how Natalie Chell describes her experience of working on a ward as part of a pre-nursing degree pilot programme
Studying to become a nurse means going through a constant whirlwind of placements, work, essays, reading and exams, explains Rachael Starkey. Nurse training shouldn’t be easy, but does it need to be so intense, chaotic and stressful?
There is substantial evidence on the impact of war conflict on children’s and adults’ physical and mental wellbeing, in particular the recurrent conflict in the Gaza Strip
Revitalised return to practice programmes make it easier for former nurses to come back to the profession, says Janice Stevens
Student nurse Jessica Ross explains how she came up with an innovative idea to help patients getting a good night’s sleep
I am not sure there has ever been a golden era of nursing. Certainly, I would be the first to criticise my own training with its flaws and inadequacies, but it did teach me fundamental skills, which I have always thought were pivotal to being a nurse
One morning recently, I attended my biennial mentorship update, led by a representative of the local university. By the afternoon, I was wondering whether to follow my wife’s lead and give up mentorship
Pain is the main reason people seek healthcare. It has a devastating effect on patients and families
Newly qualified nurses face many challenges - being in charge of the care needs of patients who are seriously ill, having to delegate and often taking higher than expected levels of responsibility at short notice due to staff shortages.
Today I had a fight; not a real “coming to blows” fight but I had to fight. I had to have the courage and wisdom to stand up to a group of lay people.