Asking for help

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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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I completed my nursing degree and set my sights on London

Reece Doonan shares his experiences of making a big move for his first job after qualifying

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Top tips for newly qualified nurses

Make sure you are prepared to make the leap from student to newly qualified nurse

Tips for a successful transition from student to newly qualified nurse

Making the transition from student to registered nurse can be a stressful time. Open...

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My first year as a registered nurse: learning how to deal with mistakes

In the latest of her series of regular updates, RCNi nursing student of the year Zoe Butler...

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My first year as a registered nurse: a crisis of confidence, a shift in perspective

In the first of a series of regular updates, RCNi nursing student of the year Zoe Butler...

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When your mentor is the problem

What do you do when your working relationship with your mentor becomes strained or breaks...

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From student to newly qualified nurse: a checklist for new starters

First days can be daunting but being prepared can help calm your nerves. Follow these tips...

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Coping with the death of a patient for the first time

The emotional toll of caring for a patient at the end of life taught nursing student Garritt...

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When does compassion become caring too much?

Learning how to keep a professional distance will prevent you becoming too emotionally...

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How to prepare for your first clinical placement and what to do if it goes wrong

Nursing lecturer Beverley Ramdeen offers advice on preparing for success, and where to turn...

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Recognising your fears is the first step to overcoming them

A placement on the neonatal intensive care unit where her daughter died helped nursing...

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