Advice and development

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...

Get the most out of your practice placements

As a student you should expect support, but you can also take a proactive approach to your...

If at first you don’t succeed, keep trying

Failing his final exam was a huge blow for nursing student Grant Byrne, but it made him all...

Facing financial hardship head on

In the second of a two-part series on managing finances, Lynne Pearce highlights the support

What it’s like to be a loved one

Her father’s own life-threatening illness taught Jemma Lenkowiec the importance of keeping

About to graduate? Get your finances in order

In part one of a two-part series on managing finances, Lynne Pearce explains how a little

Student experience: how to cope when a patient dies

The death of a patient is one of the most difficult experiences you will face as a nursing

Using CBT to improve self-awareness and resilience

After a placement with a team of cognitive behavioural therapists, nursing student Lauren

How to stay mentally healthy

Recent reports indicate a dramatic increase in the number of nursing students accessing

Stamping out negative attitudes towards BME nursing students

Kathy Oxtoby talks to the RCN's Wendy Irwin about BME nursing students'

CBT strategies can help you handle stress

On placement with a team of cognitive behavioural therapists, nursing student Lauren Ferrier

Experience of first placement motivated me to help others

Jason Jeffrey created a document of tips and advice for students new to nursing.

Student activism can make you a better nurse

The campaign to save the bursary saw students take to the streets and social media to make

Inclusive approaches to team working for neurodiverse students

With the right tools and support, nursing students with dyslexia and dyspraxia can be...

Videos celebrate neurodiverse nurses

Nurses and nursing students with dyslexia and dyspraxia make a valuable contribution to care...

How to steer clear of cheating

Nursing students are more likely than others to cheat in their studies, says a recent study...

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