Professionalism isn’t keeping quiet and looking tidy – here’s how to focus on what matters
Virtual reality and high-tech simulation can build confidence to practise safely
Advice from students with conditions such as dyslexia and autism on strategies that can help
Student and NHS ambassador Helen Morgan is challenging misunderstandings about her field
We need to re-evaluate how we support and assess students with a specific learning difficulty
University offers practical experience with clinical scenarios role-played by student peers
Clinical placements in criminal justice settings offer a wide spectrum of nursing experience
Communication problems are not uncommon when people with complex needs are admitted to hospital, and one nursing student is creating a toolkit that will include tips from specialists and signposting to additional support
Reminding a service user with learning disabilities how much her behaviour had improved helped nursing student Bradley Squirrell successfully de-escalate a violent situation
Mental health nursing student Kirsty Killiard implemented a system for monitoring the use of ‘as required’ medication for patients on a forensic learning disability ward, earning her a place as a finalist in the RCNi Nurse Awards.
Despite popular opinion, learning disability nurses are needed in a range of care settings and should not limit their imagination when it comes to job searches, says Helen Laverty.