Advice and development

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...

Student life - An experience I cherish

As I near the end of my three-year nursing student course, I have started to think back to...

Is failure the fairest option?

A concerned mentor turns to Zeba Arif for advice and support.

Student life - University challenge

Being a nursing student is challenging. Academic and placement demands can feel overwhelming...

Student life - A unique opportunity

Pre and post-registration nursing students are being offered the chance of a two-week...

Starting out - I learned that music is a great way to converse with dementia patients

In my second year of nurse training, I applied to become a dementia champion at the trust...

Student life - Hello, how are you? What can I do to help?

As a nursing student, approaching a patient for the first time can be nerve-racking. Not...

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