Growing confidence

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Welcome to nursing – our dynamic, diverse and hugely rewarding profession

You’ve chosen a career full of opportunity, and there’s a whole community to support you too

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An apprenticeship has helped restart my nursing career

Michelle Simpson had to give up her degree course but is now able to earn as she learns

Jessica Fichardo in Peru

Don’t underestimate the experience you’ll gain on a placement abroad

An elective placement in Peru challenged my perceptions of nursing practice – and myself

Simulation gives students a short-cut to confidence

Simulation of emergencies requiring clinical decisions is instilling confidence in students

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The importance of delivering a good handover

Laura Slim finds handovers nerve-wracking but is learning to be more confident

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I’m so glad I chose to go into perioperative practice – and here’s why

Oliver Stone found he thrives in the demanding but tight-knit environment of theatre nursing

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Tips for nursing students on making the most of your final clinical placement

With registration within sight, it’s time to maximise every learning opportunity

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Listening to my intuition helped prevent a patient's suicide...

I learned having the courage to act on your instincts is an important part of being a nurse

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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

man receiving chest compressions

What it was like to deal with a patient in cardiac arrest for the first time

Acting and learning under pressure was emotionally draining – but here’s why it was worth it

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I completed my nursing degree and set my sights on London

Reece Doonan shares his experiences of making a big move for his first job after qualifying

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