Advice for first year student nurses

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There’s no time for hesitation when you’re faced with a deteriorating patient

Don't be afraid to put theory into practice – your patient’s life may depend on it

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Raising concerns: it’s rarely easy, but be brave, because it’s the right thing to do

Advice for nursing students on how to challenge poor practice – take 7 top tips

Making the most of placements

Ten tips to help students make the most of placements

Clinical placements are a valuable part of nursing students' training

As a mature nursing student, I came close to giving up in my first term at uni

I now know juggling my studies, placements and family life is tough – but so worth it

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What to do if you’re struggling with maths

Numerical calculations are part of everyday nursing. Here's how to improve your skills

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The death of a patient may trigger complex emotions, but you can learn to manage them

How to ensure self-care while doing your best for patients and families at the end of life

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Tips for new nursing students

Nursing Standard’s social media followers gave us their advice. What would your top tip be?

New students start on their university courses

Starting out: how to survive and thrive in your nursing degree

Life as a new nursing student can be tough. A final-year student shares her top tips

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Welcome to nursing – our dynamic, diverse and hugely rewarding profession

You’ve chosen a career full of opportunity, and there’s a whole community to support you too

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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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The importance of delivering a good handover

Laura Slim finds handovers nerve-wracking but is learning to be more confident

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How I learned it’s okay to ask for support after a traumatic event

Counselling helped one student realise she shouldn't ‘just carry on’ despite her anxiety

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