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Taking a patient history: a guide for nursing students

How to build your experience and confidence, plus tips on raising difficult questions

Safeguarding demystified: a beginner’s guide

It’s an issue fundamental to nursing care, but do you know what’s expected of you?

Abby Martin

Please don’t call me ‘the student’

Nursing students have names – and an expectation to be part of the healthcare team too

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COVID-19: why we must protect the mental health of international nursing students

The anxiety and isolation caused by the crisis may be particularly acute for this group

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Don’t neglect your mental health – it’s time to be kind to yourself

Nurse training can take its toll, so learn techniques to improve your mood and performance

Nursing studies

What are e-PADs and how can I get the most out of them on placement?

The pros and cons of electronic practice assessment documents, plus tips from fellow students

Reasonable adjustments: what do I need to know and how can I adapt my practice?

How to ensure nursing care is person-centred and equally accessible to every individual

Talking continence: what you can do to encourage patients to seek timely advice

Embarrassment can stop people discussing bladder or bowel issues – here’s how you can help

OSCEs: tell me what they involve and how I can prepare for them

Nursing lecturers share their advice on how to shine at these practical assessments

Wanted: future nurse leaders seeking programmes made for students

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

How to manage conflict professionally: tips for placements and teamworking

Friction and disagreement are inevitable, but you can use them to reflect and develop skills

Clinical placements

What to expect from a clinical placement in a prison: tips from a nursing student

How the reality of prison healthcare challenged my preconceived ideas

What to expect on an emergency department clinical placement

The ED is a dynamic setting where you can develop core skills as well as support emergency care

Pop-up hospital helps students make up for placements lost to COVID-19

University offers practical experience with clinical scenarios role-played by student peers

Prison nursing: why its complexity makes it a rich learning environment for students

Clinical placements in criminal justice settings offer a wide spectrum of nursing experience

Isolation and COVID-19: what I learned from my placement at a mental health hub

A nursing student saw first-hand the need for early interventions in mental healthcare

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Patient confidentiality: how a complicated case created an ethical and legal dilemma

A service user’s chlamydia diagnosis taught me lessons about disclosure and breach of trust

Newly qualified nurses

Picture shows a scene from the film One Flew Over the Cuckoo’s Nest. A nurse is producing podcasts that aim to dispel myths about mental illness, remove stigma and give patients a voice.

Nurse’s podcasts tell true story of life on mental health wards

Podcasts aim to dispel myths about mental illness, remove stigma and give patients a voice

 Nursing is fast-paced in the emergency department

Mental health and adult nursing, plus the pace of emergency care – this role has it all

A dual-registration newly qualified nurse reflects on what she has learned in her first year

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Mental health nursing: ‘The accumulation of marginal gains’

Results in mental health care can be slow but the rewards are vast, especially for nurses with the right qualities, says Ian Hulatt.

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