Nursing studies

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

Tips for nursing students who are starting their studies

Nursing professor Jan Draper welcomes this year's cohort of nursing students

Refugee camp made me thankful for NHS

A nursing student describes volunteering at a refugee camp and reflects on what she learned

BME students benefit from high achievers scheme

Initiative recognises that gifted students need support to reach their full potential

A student perspective on editorial content

Joining the RCNi editorial board gives Rachel Dakin a chance to share students’ perspective

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

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...

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...