Nursing studies

Stickers for pills times

How my simple sticker system improved steroid management

Serious illness led one student to devise a way to help nurses administer steroids on time

Helping students find their feet

Joleen McKee talks about her ideas to help nursing students get the most from placements

Leading on a cardiac arrest made me confident in giving CPR

Aiding a woman after a heart attack made a student more confident in handling emergencies

Notes from congress, and how one voice can sway a profession

A student reflects on what she learned at congress – including how one voice can sway a...

Empowering nursing students to become more politically engaged

RCN workshop encourages student leaders to see the benefits for patients

people sharing ideas

A valuable lesson in working with other professions

Nursing students practise care scenarios with social care colleagues and therapists

Switch from nurse to teacher opened my eyes to challenges faced by students

Assistant lecturer Stephanie Bryan says educating students in a clinical setting is...


Student ambassadors: championing quality care

From quality walk arounds to mock Care Quality Commission inspections, a scheme in north...

Starting again

Failure is not fatal, so don’t be afraid to try again

Two years ago, nursing student Grant Byrne had to drop out of his course. But his time away...


Organise your finances from day one to avoid debt

Money is tight for students, but careful budgeting can help to relieve some of the stress,...


Mental health charity creates fast track into nursing

Mental health charity creates fast track into nursing


Taking a playful approach to classroom learning

A board game based on Monopoly is helping children’s nursing students develop their...

A partnership approach to pre-registration education in Wales

A new course in South Wales is offering healthcare support workers the chance to undergo...

How to handle negative feedback

The desire to do well in assignments and practice placement can make criticism hard to take...

A collaborative approach to pre-registration education

Under the Collaborative Learning in Practice model, students at Norfolk and Norwich...

Training junior students enhanced my leadership skills

Third-year student Tanya Marlow describes how training more junior students to insert...

How to organise a successful conference

Don’t be afraid to ask nursing leaders to speak at your conference, says RCN student...

Fixing the leaky bucket: investing in nurses' education and development...

Against a backdrop of large-scale changes for nurses across the UK, including cutting the...


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