Clinical placements

Escalating concerns boosted my confidence and helped save a patient’s life

When nursing student Christine Urum used her initiative to identify a problem and then...

A fresh take on medicines management for patients with a learning disability

Mental health nursing student Kirsty Killiard implemented a system for monitoring the use of...

A passport to better care for patients with Parkinson’s

Difficulties faced by patients inspired nursing student Lorraine Ramnath to develop a...

Stand up to the stigma of mental illness

Working with an inspirational community mental health nurse gave nursing student Robyn...

Seeing the person behind the patient

Caring for a terminally ill patient whose final wish was to marry her partner taught nursing...

The effect of music therapy in palliative care

When nursing student Rosie Emsley used her musical talents to entertain patients, she...

You don't have to speak the same language to know when someone is in pain ...

An elective placement in India taught nursing student Carmel O'Boyle about communication and...

Care and compassion in a cardiac arrest

Performing CPR for the first time helped nursing student Laura Leach understand the...

The importance of advocating for your patients

When a patient in distress refused medical treatment, nursing student Charlotte Callow acted...

Improving the patient experience through person-centred care

When one of her patients refused to eat, nursing student Georgiana John used her nursing...

There is no place for ageism in healthcare

A clinical placement working with older people opened nursing student Nina Mitchell’s eyes...

The emotional toll of nursing

Caring for patients with cancer on her first clinical placement taught nursing student...

Compassion in continence care

Helping a distressed patient with faecal incontinence reminded student Danielle Moxen about...

Don’t take the NHS for granted

An eye-opening elective placement in an emergency department in Nepal reminded nursing...

The little things matter in patient-centred care

Creating a colour-coded chart to enable a patient to understand her medications showed...

Never underestimate the importance of engaging with patients

During an elective placement in the Philippines, nursing student Cara Sturgess witnessed...

Coping with the death of a patient for the first time

The emotional toll of caring for a patient at the end of life taught nursing student Garritt...

Never give up trying to form therapeutic relationships with patients

Caring for an older patient with Alzheimer’s disease taught Georgina Mercy the value of...

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