Clinical placements

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...

Struggle to provide peace for dying patient in the emergency department

When a patient nearing the end of life was brought into the emergency department, nursing...

A nurse’s greatest skills include effective communication

Building up a therapeutic relationship with his patient enabled nursing student Gareth...

A lesson in the emotional resilience that’s part of being a nurse

When an older patient she was helping had a fall, nursing student Victoria Spires struggled...

Working in Sri Lanka was a confidence booster

An eye-opening placement in a developing country enhanced this student's communcation skills...

Coping with an emergency as a first-year nursing student

Nursing student Victoria Brice was in her first year of training when she saw a woman having...

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