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Student life - Handling work pressure

An ageing population coupled with the increase in treatable illnesses has led to ‘health...

Student life - Up against the clock

As a nursing student the relentless demands of work, studying and family life can leave you...

Student life - Tips for placement success

Placements are an inevitable part of a nursing degree which provide a platform for on-the-...

Starting out - Placement inspired me to join the equality fight for disabled students

My second placement as a mental health nursing student was on an inpatient unit with acutely...

Student life - Powerful at every level

Working with a group of nursing students one day, I discussed with them communication skills...

Student life - Homophobia is just poor care by another name

Not that long ago I found myself sitting in a meeting discussing the role of men in nursing.

Student life - Your fellows need you

Medic to Medic is a UK-based charity that sponsors disadvantaged students training to be...

Try the lighter side of stress management

Managing stress is about looking after yourself. But it doesn’t have to feel like another...

Student life - Be clever on training shifts

Welcome to the most exciting journey of your working life. During your nurse training, you...

Student life - Stay fit to make the grade

Nicola Davies on ways nursing students can keep mentally healthy to ensure their demanding...

Student life - Make the most of your time on placement

Practice placements are one of the most exciting, yet daunting, parts of a nursing programme...

Student life - How to get the best from mentoring

Every nursing student needs a mentor – someone who can be a practical teacher, guide and...

How to make the most of your time as a nursing student

Recent graduate Florence Taylor has advice on making the most of life as a nursing student.

Budget early for success

Work out your projected income and spending as soon as possible, it will save headaches...

Perfect planning for general practice placements

A placement in general practice gives students valuable experience of multidisciplinary...

A crash course in grief

Many nurses feel ill-equipped to help patients and families deal with loss. Nicola Davies...

Making the most of the student-mentor clinical partnership

Kathy Wilson explains what is expected of you and how to plan for a successful placement.

Student life - How to foster better care for older people

By 2035, 16.9 million people in the UK will be over 65, according to the latest projections...

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