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A nursing student’s guide to speaking at conferences

Presenting can help you develop critical thinking skills as a nursing student, and here's how to prepare for public speaking
Presenting

Presenting can help you develop critical thinking skills as a nursing student, and here's how to prepare for public speaking

While completing the final year of my children’s nursing degree, I presented some of my research, educational developments and innovations at conferences.

After a leading clinical academic children’s nurse at Nottingham University Hospitals NHS Trust introduced me to the idea of presenting, I started thinking about which pieces of work would be be suitable.

I thought that disseminating my work would be a fantastic opportunity to develop professionally, while also increasing my confidence and providing me with transferable skills for my nursing career.

Choosing the right starting point

One piece of work I was eager to share was the extended literature review I had undertaken for my third-year dissertation. This explored the barriers and facilitators to adherence with

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