Nursing studies

women smile and talk together

How storytelling can help close the nursing student attainment gap

Nursing curricula need to reflect the diversity of students’ backgrounds and experience

The students are asked ‘questions that are often challenging’

How teaching children about dementia helps you become a better communicator

Innovative resource helps nursing students improve children’s awareness of the condition

Illustration showing a group of people assembling a giant jigsaw puzzle. Sometimes completing an exercise can help us to piece things together. Picture: Alamy

How a simulation exercise improved my communication skills

A learning activity with a service user put theory into practice for student Leah Butler

Bangor University nursing society representatives presenting a donation cheque to a local hospice

Where would you turn for peer support as a nursing student?

Being part of your university’s nursing society is a chance to learn and support others

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An apprenticeship has helped restart my nursing career

Michelle Simpson had to give up her degree course but is now able to earn as she learns

Simulation gives students a short-cut to confidence

Simulation of emergencies requiring clinical decisions is instilling confidence in students

Individuals working together as a team

When your course schedule says ‘group work’ and you think ‘hard work’

Ways to cope with conflicting study styles and goals in collaborative learning

The plight of those with no place to call home

Charity work helped a student see the plight of homeless people with mental health issues

Amy Fancourt

I’m more used to picketing, but now I’ll fight for nursing students inside the RCN

Amy Fancourt explains what drives her passion to represent fellow students on the RCN council

CPR

‘Effective CPR can be taught in less than 20 minutes – and that’s time well spent’

Nursing students in Scotland held a teaching event that trained more than 135 people

Child at a training session

Planting the seeds of sepsis education

A trip to India by RCNi student award winner helped her share infection control knowledge

Mental health

What it takes to be a mental health nurse

A complex mix of skills is needed to put people in control of their situation

‘We want to take the fear out of giving end of life care’

Two students have developed a training module to allay the concerns of first-years

From kitchen to care home: ‘my career change is as rewarding as it gets’

Care worker and prospective nursing student Ross Balmer outlines his ambitions

I’m a man in my fifties, and I’m a nursing student

After initial doubts, Mark Walsh now says he has never felt more fulfilled

Winning at teamwork and time management: how a board game is helping nursing students

Two nurse teachers found a fun way to focus on the serious business of clinical priorities

What a career in research nursing can offer

Research is a part of the NHS remit but students have little exposure to it during training

Could it be sepsis? The question all nursing students should learn to ask

I'm on a mission to encourage nursing students to become sepsis champions

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