Advice for first year student nurses

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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

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The importance of delivering a good handover

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

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Listening to my intuition helped prevent a patient's suicide...

I learned having the courage to act on your instincts is an important part of being a nurse

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Night shift survival guide: a nursing student shares her 9 top tips

Tried-and-tested tricks will help you not just cope, but make the most of working nights

Foreign placements make me better at my job

Student Sophie Gill says greater cultural awareness helps her support patients in the UK

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