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Student editor blog

Our student nurse editors have their ears to the ground for Student Nursing Times…

Why do so many student nurses quit their course?

Posted by Adam RoxbyTue, 24 Apr 2012

When you look around your lecture halls, have you noticed the number of student nurses shrinking?

Does your university encourage online debate?

Posted by Adam RoxbyMon, 16 Apr 2012

When students start a course in nursing many believe that they should fear the Nursing and Midwifery Counsel (NMC).

Will it hurt? Our student nurse editor investigates ...

Posted by Adam RoxbyWed, 11 Apr 2012

Most people would consider having a tube inserted into your nose and fed down to your stomach as something to generally avoid.

'Do you ever get stage fright?'

Posted by Adam RoxbyMon, 2 Apr 2012

There is one aspect of training to be a nurse that never fails to instill me with fear - giving presentations.

'Will I ever know enough to qualify?'

Posted by Adam RoxbyMon, 26 Mar 2012

This week Student Nursing Times will be publishing advice for students transitioning from education to employment

What makes a good nursing lecturer?

Posted by Adam RoxbyMon, 19 Mar 2012

A while ago I spoke of the importance of a good relationship between you and your mentor but the relationship between you and your lecturers is just as important.

How can we prepare ourselves for patient deaths?

Posted by Adam RoxbyMon, 12 Mar 2012

Have you witnessed your first death?

Is technology a help or a hindrance as a student nurse?

Posted by Adam RoxbyMon, 5 Mar 2012

Paperwork can cause problems.

Is student life what you expected?

Posted by Adam RoxbyMon, 27 Feb 2012

When I left college I decided to get a job rather than go straight into university. I didn’t feel there was anything that sufficiently interested me enough to dedicate a large portion of my time and money in pursuing. And I didn’t buy the argument from my friends that if you weren’t going to university you would miss out on the most exciting time of your life.

'I volunteered for a cannula, and it really hurt'

Posted by Adam RoxbyMon, 20 Feb 2012

Undoubtedly one of the most common things you will see in hospital is a cannula.

As student nurses should we be wary of facebook and twitter?

Posted by Adam RoxbyMon, 13 Feb 2012

We have an obligation to conduct ourselves in a professional manner.

How far do we go to respect relative's wishes?

Posted by Adam RoxbyMon, 6 Feb 2012

Recently, in practice, I was faced with a situation that truly tested me.

How to arrange the best elective placement for you

Posted by Adam RoxbyTue, 31 Jan 2012

Students of nursing are in the lucky position to be able to arrange a negotiated placement. This period in the students training (in the third year) allows an almost unlimited possibility for students to experience something truly unique.

Do you work well with your fellow students?

Posted by Adam RoxbyWed, 25 Jan 2012

Nursing is not a solitary profession.

Do you dread drug calculations?

Posted by Adam RoxbyMon, 16 Jan 2012

I can handle writing long and considered essays.

'Why are we so scared of mental health?'

Posted by Adam RoxbyMon, 9 Jan 2012

As a student nurse, issues surrounding mental health are never far away.

Do we really care for older people?

Posted by Adam RoxbyTue, 3 Jan 2012

While at my community placement I visited an older patient to assess what help and support she would need in order for her to remain at her own home.

'As students most of us get to enjoy our festive period relatively stress-free'

Posted by Adam RoxbyMon, 19 Dec 2011

It’s that time of year again when we buy presents, look forward to the special food and enjoy spending time with our families; but what about the people we leave behind when our year is done?

How can we stop feeling afraid?

Posted by Adam RoxbyMon, 12 Dec 2011

I want to talk today about a phenomenon I have noticed in practice and it's something I am personally trying to overcome. I am in the first half of my second year and as such there is an expectation that I should know a fair bit about nursing and medical issues.

'Should we all be a little more selfish?'

Posted by Adam RoxbyMon, 5 Dec 2011

I have noticed something in today’s NHS and it’s something I can only describe as ‘healthcare martyrdom’.