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Amy Dopson

What to do when you fail an assignment

Failing a university assignment is disappointing and frustrating. But what should you do...

Laurence Drew

Getting the most out of your practice placement

Advice on getting ready for placement, including setting learning goals and meeting assessors

Lecturer and registered nurse Amy Dopson

The challenging practice placement

Lecturer and registered nurse Amy Dopson offers advice when a practice placement becomes...

Amy Dopson

Preparing for a tutorial

Lecturer and registered nurse Amy Dopson offers advice on getting the most out of your...

Laurence Drew

Preparing for an online teaching session

Lecturer and registered nurse Laurence Drew offers advice on preparing for an online...

Zoe Butler

Top tips for undertaking a nursing degree

Lecturer and registered Nurse Zoe Butler offers her top six tips on getting the most out of...

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Why nursing students must value and prioritise fundamental nursing care

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

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


A nursing student’s guide to speaking at conferences

Presenting can help you develop critical thinking skills as a nursing student, and here's...

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