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Nurse washing a patient

Why students must value and prioritise fundamental nursing care

University of Exeter’s course teaches that ‘basic care’ involves complex interventions

Family planning

The compassionate care given in abortion clinics is what nursing is all about

Marie Stopes UK says placements can help nursing students understand non-judgemental care

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Nursing student award 2020 entries open

Boost your specialty and profile by entering the RCNi Nurse awards 2020

Presenting

Your first presentation: a nursing student’s guide to speaking at conferences

How presenting can help you develop critical thinking skills, plus tips for preparing

Illustration showing a group of people assembling a giant jigsaw puzzle. Sometimes completing an exercise can help us to piece things together. Picture: Alamy

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

CPR

‘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

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