Clinical placements

On the front line with a paramedic

A day spent shadowing a paramedic showed the complex range of skills this role requires, and

Lessons learned in a hospice

A placement at a hospice will inform this student's practice for the rest of his career

Don’t worry if you shed a tear

Looking after a patient nearing the end of life can be daunting, but one nursing student...

What to do when words fail

Communication problems are not uncommon when people with complex needs are admitted to...

Nurse’s response to medicine refusal was a lesson in quality care

A nurse halted a drug round when a patient declined additional medication and took the time...

Be ready to act whenever someone needs help

While on a placement in Sri Lanka in her final year of training, Kirsty Wallace went to the...

Using meditation to calm an anxious patient

When first-year nursing student Phaedra Longhurst cared for a highly anxious patient on her...

An insight into the hidden battles of patients with invisible illnesses

When nursing student Laurie Batchelor helped care for a patient in the community with cancer...

Student’s homemade songbook helped patients forget cancer symptoms

When nursing student Georgia Brain created a book of lyrics to help her patients remember...

Don’t judge a clinical placement until you’ve experienced it

Nursing student Lucy Fearon was disappointed when she found out her first clinical placement...

Lessons from nurse education in Japan

During an exchange programme with a university in Japan, nursing students from the UK gained...

Insights gained from trauma of patient’s death

Dealing with the death of a patient was one of nursing student Nicola Looby’s greatest fears...

A clinical placement with BPAS made me reflect on my feelings about abortion

Spending a day at a British Pregnancy Advisory Service clinic helped nursing student Becky...

A nurse’s lesson on the importance of emotional well-being

During an elective placement in Sri Lanka, nursing student Natasha Wragg taught nurses about...

Talk about resuscitation - it’s crucial to patient-centred care

While working with a critical care outreach team, nursing student Cara Large helped perform...

The highs and lows of an elective placement in Mexico

When three nursing students from the University of Birmingham spent four weeks in a Mexican...

Proud moment I enabled dying patient to see her sister

When nursing student Emma Garwood cared for a patient nearing the end of her life, she made...

Spreading the word about learning sign language

After her knowledge of British Sign Language helped nursing student Harriet Monks...

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