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How a simulation exercise improved my communication skills

A learning activity with a service user put theory into practice for student Leah Butler

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A truly inspirational placement taught me about compassion and a love for life

I witnessed the kind of dedication I want to emulate in my own nursing career

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Why clinical research can be a rewarding setting for your elective

Research is often overlooked by nursing students when choosing placements


‘Effective CPR can be taught in less than 20 minutes – and that’s time well spent’

Nursing students in Scotland held a teaching event that trained more than 135 people

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

What I learned from shadowing the specialists

A student’s experience of shadowing a clinical nurse specialist and a senior research nurse

Importance of preventing pressure ulcers was highlighted by training

A student on placement gained confidence after training to manage pressure ulcers in older...

My degree has prepared me to cope with the pressures of nursing

It's been a rollercoaster start but Zoe Butler knows she has the foundation to succeed

Nurse’s response to medicine refusal was a lesson in quality care

A nurse halted a drug round when a patient declined additional medication and took the time...

Talk about resuscitation - it’s crucial to patient-centred care

While working with a critical care outreach team, nursing student Cara Large helped perform...


Something worth sharing: why students should enter the RCNi Nurse Awards

RCNi Nurse Awards 2018 is open for entries, and here the 2017 student category winner Zoe...


Spreading the word about learning sign language

After her knowledge of British Sign Language helped nursing student Harriet Monks...