Advice and development

MeToo Standing together to fight sexual harassment

Sexual harassment is not ‘just part of the job’

Nursing students should be given more support when dealing with sexual comments from patients

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Don’t neglect your mental health – it’s time to be kind to yourself

Nurse training can take its toll, so learn techniques to improve your mood and performance

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Raising concerns: it’s rarely easy, but be brave, because it’s the right thing to do

Advice for nursing students on how to challenge poor practice – take 7 top tips

Making the most of placements

Ten tips to help students make the most of placements

Clinical placements are a valuable part of nursing students' training

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The death of a patient may trigger complex emotions, but you can learn to manage them

How to ensure self-care while doing your best for patients and families at the end of life

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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

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

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

Please don’t call me ‘the student’

Nursing students have names – and an expectation to be part of the healthcare team too 

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

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