Helping you study
Introducing new roles, such as that of nursing associate, is challenging. This literature review offers guidance to leaders and workforce planners, and comes with a handout for a journal club discussion
A home from home in JapanSubscription
Hannah, Louise and Megan, second year student adult nurses, have learnt a lot from their study tour to Japan
Digitise your revisionSubscription
How to digitise studying to help improve time management, productivity and allow easy access to notes, information and study hubs.
‘This book would be invaluable for anybody undertaking a dissertation or research work involving a literature review and also for “old hands” to remind them of the process required to review and appraise evidence in an efficient and understandable manner.’
‘Health and social care professionals undertaking research, writing dissertations or assignments would benefit from this book as well as academic lecturers and supervisors who are supporting students who are undertaking literature reviews.’
We asked: What's it like to be a parent student nurse?VideoSubscription
We asked how parents who studied to be nurses how they coped with managing children and their educational workload.
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.
If you could write a letter to yourself 15 years ago, what would you say?
Tackling the exam-room nervesSubscription
We go into the exam room, leave our bags, coats and scarves at the door and wander around the maze of tables to find the correct, alphabetically allocated chair. The time starts and papers are turned over.
Getting your head around assignmentsSubscription
First assignments can be daunting, but these tips will help you start writing your first essays
How to conquer your first year essaysSubscription
I was so worried about assignments when I started my degree, would I find them harder than my A-Levels?
Starting your nursing degree can be a daunting yet exciting time of your life.
Your one minute guide to the lymphatic systemSubscription
What is it, how do I remember it all, and how on earth do I pronounce it? We can help…
Your one minute guide to the endocrine systemSubscription
What is it, how do I remember it all and how on earth do I pronounce it? We can help…
How to handle group work in your first yearSubscription
Group work can always feel a bit difficult and might be something you’d rather avoid, but it doesn’t have to be such hard work …
It’s not easy entering the world of nursing, and you may be disappointed with a less than ‘satisfactory’ report card this January. But how well should freshers expect to be doing after their first term?
How to calm your exam nervesSubscription
Many people often choose the wrong techniques to calm their exam nerves, says student nurse, Mikey Whitehead
Exam time ... how to revise effectively Subscription
Natalie Moore, student nurse editor for mental health nursing, lets us in on her top revision tips …
'Group work used to fill me with dread'Subscription
Group work is a really important part of working effectively as a nurse.
How I cope with the stress and nerves of exams… Subscription
Exams have got to be the least favourite thing about university, everybody hates them that constant worry to weather you’ve done enough revision to pass the exam and that you actually remembered everything you needed to know surrounding the exam topic….
Getting the most from lectures can seem an intimidating task, Caroline Stacey outlines the simple steps you can take before, during and after to make sure you’re doing just that
How I cope with group work Subscription
Emily Kraus, third year studying adult nursing student, expalins why she’s found group work so helpful …
Ten ways to take the boredom out of studyingSubscription
Editor, Jenni Middleton, lists her top ways of perking up your time behind the desk
Student Nurse Editor, Natalie Moore, gets to grip with essay writing …
We asked Arlene Brown, lecturer in nursing the best tips of writing essays, and becoming a better student nurse.
Getting to grips with referencesSubscription
Referencing can feel like a bit of a minefield. Let us show you how it’s done ..
Being a ‘life experienced’ (any attempt to avoid the word mature) student my biggest fear of starting university was writing an assignment.
How to deal with a bad mark Subscription
Student nurse, Mikey Whitehead, explains how to move onwards and upwards after receving a poor mark
'So, I find myself a student again!'Subscription
Student nurse Kirstie MacCormack offers her top tips for successful study
We asked our student nurse readers what they wish they’d been told before starting uni, and you get to hear the juicy bits …
How to get the most out of your tutorSubscription
Lecturers, facilitators and tutors: the people who teach on your degree have a crucial role in supporting your learning.
Second year student nurse, Adam Hadfield, thought life as a student nurse was going to be easy …
Who best to provide their “top tips” than a group of nurses who are about to graduate?
Senior nurse lecturer, Gareth Partington, spills the beans on how to avoid common first year academic pit falls
Escape five common classroom troublesSubscription
Struggling with coursework? Can’t explain your low marks? We’re here to clear up any classroom pitfalls you may encounter
First time: how to get the most from a lectureSubscription
Top tips for getting the most from your time inside the lecture hall
At 30 years old, with an 8 month old son, I was worried how I would fit in when I started my access nursing course.
The first time: dealing with deadlinesSubscription
If writing essays is new to you, your first deadline might seem incredibly daunting. But that’s where we can help
When I am given an assignment brief I always feel a sense of panic.
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.
Mapped out: your revision timetableSubscription
Use these tips to get organised and bid farewell to revision stress
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 …
Nursing courses face axe at London universitiesSubscription
England’s biggest funder of adult nurse training has decided to cut places by nearly a quarter, leaving the future of some of the best known nursing courses in doubt.
How to create a work/life balanceSubscription
Working on your placement can be mentally and physically exhausting. Add in university and a social life and your calendar is already filling up. So how do you go about creating a balance?
How to beat procrastinationSubscription
Do you find yourself alphabetising your CD collection or scrubbing the floor when you’ve an essay due first thing tomorrow? These tips could help you crack on instead of getting sidetracked
Revising: overcome stress and aim for successSubscription
Struggling to find revision inspiration, and feeling alone in your frustration? There are ways to ease your revision stress
How to calm your exam nervesSubscription
When every exam you take feels like the end of the world, what steps can you take to conquer your anxiety?
Top marks: writing the best essaySubscription
Essay writing is a skill that can be learned, so make sure you’re at the top of the class
Gold digging: perfecting your literature search Subscription
When you’re producing academic work, you’ll gain the most marks by demonstrating you’ve done a thorough search for evidence, so here’s how to do it