Growing confidence

Team Nightingale: why I’ll never forget what I learned nursing in a COVID field hospital

Nursing student Nathan Harrison has seen what supportive multidisciplinary teams can achieve

Virtual clinical placement: when practice-based learning goes online

COVID-19 may be halting clinical placements, but practice education can carry on

Why age is no barrier to becoming a nurse

Mature students have much to offer in a profession where the boundaries are ‘limitless’

From care assistant to registered nurse: taking the foundation course route

Two students’ experiences of juggling a nursing course and placements with a care home role

Drama workshops are helping nursing students to find their voice

Performance specialist Alex Mermikide's resources develop confidence and communication skills

Understanding human factors and how they can help nurses manage stress

Human factor skills equip you to read tricky situations and respond to them in a positive way

Illustration of a stick man on some pens and paper. Dyspraxia is a developmental coordination disorder which affects the way you memorise, process and organise information. Picture: iStock

When you don’t fit the nursing student ‘ideal’: overcoming academic barriers

We need to re-evaluate how we support and assess students with a specific learning difficulty

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Illustration showing a nurse standing in front open an open door with the sign 'In', choosing to opt in to a clinical placement

COVID-19: why I’m glad I faced my fears and opted for extended clinical placement anyway

I have learned so much about being a nurse by working in a great ED team during the pandemic

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Phone project helps to ease the loneliness of lockdown

Easing loneliness in lockdown: the nursing student initiative that’s just a call away

Making phone calls to isolated older people also help students develop communication skills

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Nathan Harrison

COVID-19: how working at the Nightingale has changed my student experience

Two students describe their first weeks in the workplace, and what has helped them cope

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Newly qualified nurse Jesse Boxall-Steeden wearing PPE in a critical care unit

Newly qualified and working in ICU: what I’ve learned amid the COVID-19 pandemic

Supportive colleagues have made all the difference in my first critical care role

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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