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Online event is your chance to meet employers, join seminars, and even get a job interview

Nursing studies

A guide to infection prevention and control: what nursing students need to know

Protecting patients and staff from infection is a fundamental part of care

Opioids: when should you use them and what are the risks for patients?

The medications are used for managing acute pain but can cause side effects and addiction

Coping with patient death: preparing for your clinical placement

We answer some common questions on care after death and supporting families

Wanted: future nurse leaders seeking programmes made for students

We look at the schemes that nurture and develop your leadership skills from day one

Clinical placements

What to expect from a clinical placement in a care home

Seize the chance to develop skills in person-centred care for people with complex needs

Difficult placements: coping with a hostile practice assessor

What to do if you feel unsupported or risk not qualifying due to placement problems

What to expect from a placement in cancer nursing

Forget any preconceived ideas – in this positive environment you’ll learn transferable skills

Student placement

What is supernumerary status and why does it need protecting?

With placements disrupted by the pandemic, some view students’ special status as under threat

Your first patient death: how to cope and what it teaches you about end of life care

A student explains what she learned from the death of a patient during a placement

Don’t worry if you shed a tear

Looking after a patient nearing the end of life can be daunting, but one nursing student realised that through a caring approach he was able to make a difference

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