Advice for first year student nurses

man receiving chest compressions

What it was like to deal with a patient in cardiac arrest for the first time

Acting and learning under pressure was emotionally draining – but here’s why it was worth it

Abby Martin

Please don’t call me ‘the student’

Nursing students have names – and an expectation to be part of the healthcare team too

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The next generation needs encouragement, not derision

Critical comments such as ‘you're too posh to wash’ only dampen students’ enthusiasm

Rachael Lambe and Ellen Soutter

‘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

Older student

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

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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

How a pain specialist team changed the way I nurse

Caring for patients in severe pain revealed the importance of individualised attention

An ABC of becoming a nurse

Some rules to guide you through training and the early days as a registered nurse

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What I learned about nursing care after developing sepsis myself

Nurses who looked after me while I was a nursing student were role models for patient-...

Starting out

Tips for nursing students who are starting their studies

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

Helping students find their feet

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

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