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Student editor blog

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

Do risk scores undermine a nurse's intuition?

Posted by Adam RoxbyMon, 28 Nov 2011

Recently, I’ve been thinking about risk scores, and whether they work or not.

Who should be feeding patients?

Posted by Adam RoxbyMon, 21 Nov 2011

It is a question that comes up time and again. On a busy ward, whose responsibility is it to feed patients at mealtimes?

Has working as a student nurse made you aware of prejudices that you never knew you had?

Posted by Adam RoxbyMon, 14 Nov 2011

As hard as we try to be objective, none of us can stop the instant spark of opinion that enters our head when we meet a new person or encounter a new situation.

'I failed my placement and had to pick myself up again'

Posted by Adam RoxbyMon, 7 Nov 2011

So, when I thought about what I could offer in this time of excitement and uncertainty, I wanted to give an honest representation of something that can be quite distressing and humiliating: what happens when you fail - and, more importantly, how do you pick yourself back up again?

Is it a student nurse's duty to have the seasonal flu jab?

Posted by Adam RoxbyMon, 31 Oct 2011

Adam talks about the seasonal flu jab and why it's important to have it.

'Money? Make sure you're getting everything you're entitled to'

Posted by Adam RoxbyMon, 24 Oct 2011

As an NHS student I am given a bursary of around £570 a month. This is sufficient for me to live on, but that’s about it.

'What is our responsibility as student nurses in emergency situations?'

Posted by Adam RoxbyMon, 17 Oct 2011

An elderly gentlemen was knocked from his scooter after a collision with the back of a car.

'We're on placement to learn, not just to make up the numbers'

Posted by Adam RoxbyMon, 10 Oct 2011

For some student nurses, heading into practice for the first time can be a daunting experience with their head swimming with expectations and questions. You may be experiencing the work place for the first time and might be unsure about what’s expected of you.

'I am surprised that some students hate their uniform'

Posted by Adam RoxbyMon, 3 Oct 2011

When you consider some of the most iconic and influential uniforms you would probably have a list that would include the London beefeaters, airline cabin crew and indeed, the crew of Star Trek - my personal, geeky preference.

Me, myself and my mentor

Posted by Adam RoxbyMon, 26 Sep 2011

Whether we like it or not, students need to be mentored.

Welcome to Student Nursing Times

Posted by Adam RoxbyFri, 2 Sep 2011

When I first got involved with Student Nursing Times a couple of months back I felt mixed emotions.