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

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Ask and listen: disabled people are experts in their own care

Bethann Siviter, a wheelchair user with an assistance dog, gives tips on disability etiquette

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Tips for new nursing students

Nursing Standard’s social media followers gave us their advice. What would your top tip be?

New students start on their university courses

Starting out: how to survive and thrive in your nursing degree

Life as a new nursing student can be tough. A final-year student shares her top tips

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Welcome to nursing – our dynamic, diverse and hugely rewarding profession

You’ve chosen a career full of opportunity, and there’s a whole community to support you too

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The importance of delivering a good handover

Laura Slim finds handovers nerve-wracking but is learning to be more confident

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How I learned it’s okay to ask for support after a traumatic event

Counselling helped one student realise she shouldn't ‘just carry on’ despite her anxiety

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Tips for nursing students on making the most of your final clinical placement

With registration within sight, it’s time to maximise every learning opportunity

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Night shift survival guide: a nursing student shares her 9 top tips

Tried-and-tested tricks will help you not just cope, but make the most of working nights

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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The next generation needs encouragement, not derision

Critical comments such as ‘you're too posh to wash’ only dampen students’ enthusiasm

Points to ponder when choosing your first job

Newly qualified nurses have more options regarding a career path and where they want to live

Nurses need to master the art of delegating

Nurses must develop the ability to know when and how to delegate

An ABC of becoming a nurse

Some rules to guide you through training and the early days as a registered nurse

What I learned about nursing care after developing sepsis myself

Nurses who looked after me while I was a nursing student were role models for patient-...

Celebrating the profession's work is important...

Zoe Butler on what winning the student category in last year’s RCNi awards has meant to her

A student's guide to the proposed NHS pay deal...

The student representative for RCN's trade union committee considers the implications of the...

Snubbing bank staff goes against the 6Cs

Student Georgina Clayton was dismayed at her treatment by other staff while working a bank...

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