Advice and development

Refugees showed me the importance of person-centred care

A trip to Berlin to learn about the health and care of refugees helped first-year nursing...

Attending a police interview after a patient dies

Being interviewed by the police following the death of a patient was a stressful yet...

When your mentor is the problem

What do you do when your working relationship with your mentor becomes strained or breaks...

‘Mum was dying but no one cared – except the nursing student’

A compassionate word leaves a lasting impression, says Clare Price-Dowd of the NHS...

The perils of imposter syndrome

Feeling like a fake inside despite outward success is not unusual for nursing students...
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The Hot Potato project: tackling mental health issues in young people

Zoe Butler’s innovative project to address the 'hot potato' of mental health issues in young...

Identifying and supporting victims of human trafficking and modern slavery

Nursing student Louise Cahill's volunteer work in tackling human trafficking and modern...

How to be an agent of compassion

Five qualities, practised every day, can help you become actively compassionate, says...

Florence Nightingale scholarships offer chance to learn while boosting career

The Foundation's scholarships, now open in travel, research and leadership, can advance your...

Giving evidence at an inquest into a patient death

Nursing student Mark Weetman says he learned alot from his experience of being a witness at...

A healthy approach to social networking

As well as providing professional support and advice, social media can help improve your...

Where are all the male nursing students?

As England's chief nurse embarks on a project with the RCN to improve the image of nursing,...

‘This is who I am’: getting the language right when caring for transgender patients

Asking a transgender patient what their preferred prononun is can go a long way towards...

What it’s like to be a gay male nursing student

Nurse training can be a complex experience for gay men, involving daily negotiations with...

How to choose the right branch of nursing

Whether it’s adult, children, mental health or learning disabilities, Kathy Oxtoby talks to...

Passing judgement on life and death

A seminar on legal issues when people are on a life-support machine helped nursing student...

When does compassion become caring too much?

Learning how to keep a professional distance will prevent you becoming too emotionally...

How to prepare for your first clinical placement and what to do if it goes wrong

Nursing lecturer Beverley Ramdeen offers advice on preparing for success, and where to turn...

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