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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

clinical team works on a patient

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

young nurse, who is a man, in consultation with a patient

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 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

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