Students

Advice and development

Student wellbeing

Watch: advice for students on supporting your health and well-being

Why common stress tips may not be helpful, and strategies to help you look after yourself

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Free careers fair for nursing students and newly registered nurses: book now

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

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

Nursing studies

Meet UK’s first honorary university lecturer with a learning disability

Read how one man is transforming nursing students’ understanding of service users’ needs

Dual registration degrees: what are the benefits?

How gaining knowledge and practical experience in two areas will boost your career choices

Social prescribing: what is it and how can nursing students get involved?

Using activities such as art, gardening and sport to boost mental and physical well-being

How I’m determined not to allow my inherited condition to stop me becoming a nurse

Nursing student’s inspiring advice on how to push back barriers to achieve your goals

Enquiry-based learning: what is it and why does the Open University think it is so good?

Student-centred scenario-based sessions in small groups provide interactive deep learning

How to turn a written assignment fail into a pass

Failing an assignment can be tough. Find out how to create success out of a struggle

Clinical placements

Clinical placement in theatres: what should I expect and how can I make the most of it?

Perioperative care may seem daunting, but it’s a dynamic and supportive place to learn

How to show leadership and organisation skills as a nursing student

Students on GP placement found ‘lost’ patients who were missing out on vital diabetes care

Welcome to your placement: how a ‘hello’ pack can help students feel at home

A nurse explains her idea to improve the learning experience for students and the team

Considering an elective placement overseas? Here’s what you need to know

How to plan and prepare for a placement abroad, and how it could help develop your skills

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

What to expect from a placement in social care

You’ll learn core skills in a nurse-led environment and support people in the community

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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