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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

Safeguarding demystified: a beginner’s guide

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

Nursing studies

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Is it ever okay to breach patient confidentiality as a nurse?

Advice for students on whether disclosing information is permitted in any circumstance

Patient consent

Navigating patient consent: tips for nursing students

Practical advice on the fundamentals of consent and determining capacity

Nursing students learn how to insert and attach an oral tube into a manikin

Struggling to get your NMC proficiencies signed off? How a skills clinic can help

Outreach clinics give students the chance to practise clinical skills in a safe environment

What is ChatGPT and can I use it to help with an assignment?

Students need to be AI-literate, but must use the technology with caution

Could a dual registration degree in nursing and social work be good for your career?

Find out about the potential benefits and what to expect from an integrated programme

Nursing Live: what’s on offer for students and newly registered nurses

Access free sessions on placements, well-being, mentors, careers and more at RCNi’s event

Clinical placements

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Can I refuse to care for a patient as a nursing student?

If and when refusal to treat may be acceptable on placement – and how to deal with issues

Leading change as a nursing student: how to develop an innovation

Award winner explains how she co-produced a relevant, helpful resource with patients

Community project placement: what will I learn and how do I get one?

These non-clinical placements help develop students’ understanding of health inequalities

Learning disability clinical placement: what experience will I gain?

Students in every field need to know how to support people with learning disabilities

Writing in a patient’s notes: tips for nursing students

How to ensure your record-keeping is legible, and what to do if you make a mistake

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

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