Growing confidence

nursing student on community placement

My first placement: it can be daunting, but a rich learning experience too

A first-year nursing student on what makes a rewarding clinical placement

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There’s no time for hesitation when you’re faced with a deteriorating patient

Don't be afraid to put theory into practice – your patient’s life may depend on it

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These 3 lessons helped me survive and grow as a newly qualified nurse

One nurse draws on personal experience to offer new registrants advice in their first job

Making the most of placements

Ten tips to help students make the most of placements

Clinical placements are a valuable part of nursing students' training

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Nursing student

Nursing student award 2020 entries open

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

Image shows nurse practice educator Annamma Wilson with newly qualified nurse Lucy Heald

Clinical practice educators are vital in helping nurses achieve career goals

Two newly qualified nurses reflect on the support they receive to enhance their nursing...

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Can’t we all be a bit more patient with each other at work, newly qualified or not?

Staff shortages in nursing makes fostering a kinder workplace culture essential

woman talking in an interview situation – thorough preparation helps nurses impress prospective employers at interview

A nurse’s guide to winning at job interviews

Tips and techniques for conquering your nerves and impressing the panel

women smile and talk together

How storytelling can help close the nursing student attainment gap

Nursing curricula need to reflect the diversity of students’ backgrounds and experience

A nurse sits talking to a nursing home resident as he undertakes a craft activity

Dementia at the end of life: why every nursing student needs to learn about it

An Admiral Nurse explains how she uses hospice placements to deepen students’ understanding

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

 Nursing is fast-paced in the emergency department

Mental health and adult nursing, plus the pace of emergency care – this role has it all

A dual-registration newly qualified nurse reflects on what she has learned in her first year

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