Nursing has never been easy but rising demand and staffing shortages have put many more nurses under pressure and stretched some to breaking point. With the increase in stress has come a renewed interest in resilience.

In this collection of articles, we look at what employers can and should be doing to reduce the pressure on staff and boost resilience. We also look at what individual nurses can do to help themselves. But the overarching message is clear:  a focus on resilience should never be about asking individuals to cope with unbearable pressure.       

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We’ll be building on this resource throughout 2018. Let us know what you think – your ideas are welcome.  

Student life - Tips for placement success

Placements are an inevitable part of a nursing degree which provide a platform for on-the-...

Starting out - My first real-life resuscitation left me feeling proud but also sad

I was on clinical placement in an emergency department when a priority call came in...

Student life - Be clever on training shifts

Welcome to the most exciting journey of your working life. During your nurse training, you...

Student life - Putting theory into practice every day

One of the most effective ways to cement your learning and hone your nursing skills is...

Student life - Make the most of your time on placement

Practice placements are one of the most exciting, yet daunting, parts of a nursing programme...

Welcome to our tough, rewarding profession, we are rooting for you

Nurses deal in empathy, so it is easy to imagine how you are feeling as you start your...

How to make the most of your time as a nursing student

Recent graduate Florence Taylor has advice on making the most of life as a nursing student.