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.