Advice and development

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...

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...

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