Students

Student voice

MMR vaccine

Is it time to make MMR vaccination compulsory?

Nurses need to counteract the anti-vaccination movement’s propaganda

Parents

Parents are the real professionals when it comes to their children

Good communication is vital in assessing paediatric early warning systems

Being a parent helps me in children’s nursing

Chris Steele on how his personal experiences are used to enhance his caregiving

Target

How to hit the target when you apply for a job

Selling yourself in job applications is not as daunting as you may think

Communication

All nurse training should cover communication with children who have learning...

Bespoke training could benefit students and children with learning disabilities

Could overseas communication improve cultural differences in healthcare?

Hearing about nursing practice from students who have travelled abroad has left Chris Steele wanting to know more

Reflective writing

Hand hygiene

Hand hygiene

Hand hygiene

Emergency department

Emotional highs and lows in the emergency department: the student experience

Liverpool John Moores University children's nursing student Hayley Moran reflects on her placement in an emergency department

Lynsey Wilgaus

Dignity from the first breath: a student's experience

Queen's University Belfast children's nursing student Lynsey Wilgaus, a finalist from the NCYP Student Voice competition, reflects on watching nurses preserve a baby's dignity at first breath.

Ryan Jones student voice

I can do this: a student's experience of life-limiting conditions

Salford University child health student Ryan Jones, a finalist from the NCYP Student Voice competition, tells us his experience of nursing a terminally ill child.

Advice and development

Presenting at conferences can help nursing students develop critical thinking skills, as well as experience in public speaking

Your first presentation: a nursing student’s guide to speaking at conferences

How presenting can help you develop critical thinking skills, plus tips for preparing

Bethany Smith

How I’m learning to deal with death

Student Voice competition finalist Bethany Smith on overcoming anxiety to support a ‘good death’

Hannah from one of the videos celebrating neurodiverse nurses

Videos celebrate neurodiverse nurses

Nurses and nursing students with dyslexia and dyspraxia make a valuable contribution to care, says Kerry Pace.

Clinical placements

What to do when words fail

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

heart

Observing cardiac surgery made me appreciate theatre nurses’ role

Watching a surgeon replace a young patient’s heart valves helped children’s nursing student Ewout van Sabben appreciate the valuable role played by theatre nurses.

teen

Bringing a smile to help in the tough times

Caring for a young teenager reminded children's nursing student Harriet Pollard why taking care of the emotional well-being of children and young people is equally as important as addressing their physical health needs.

Lauren Stafford

Tailor your communication to your patient

Caring for a patient with a severe brain injury taught Lauren Stafford the importance of tailoring your communication.

Student

Delegation and its challenges

Esiri Ohwovoriole learned to share the load as her nursing responsibilities increased in line with her experience

compassionate care

Holding a patient's hand taught me an important lesson on placement

Spending time providing a patient with simple reassurance can be as exciting as any other aspect of nursing

Newly qualified nurses

Give young people a say in nurse recruitment

Involving children and young people in the recruitment process can bring equal rewards for both patients and staff, says postgraduate children’s nursing student Sarah Ball, who was interviewed by a children’s panel for her first nursing post.

Jobs