Looking after yourself

Distressed nurse working in the emergency department

The call you never want to get in emergency nursing

A newly qualified nurse describes the emotions and impact of a paediatric crash call

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Tips for new nursing students

Nursing Standard’s social media followers gave us their advice. What would your top tip be?

night shift on a ward

Night shift survival guide: a nursing student shares her 9 top tips

Tried-and-tested tricks will help you not just cope, but make the most of working nights

An ABC of becoming a nurse

Some rules to guide you through training and the early days as a registered nurse


Top tips for newly qualified nurses

Make sure you are prepared to make the leap from student to newly qualified nurse

Nursing course helps students shine with ‘being brilliant’ approach

Students on an adult nursing course are encouraged to fulfil their potential by adopting a ‘...

Returning to clinical practice: Support will be there, just do your best

After two years out of training, nursing student Grant Byrne was nervous about going back on...


My first year as a registered nurse: a crisis of confidence, a shift in perspective

In the first of a series of regular updates, RCNi nursing student of the year Zoe Butler...

Beyond empathy: when students 'develop' their patients' illness...

Students who believe they have the same disease as their patients need support and mentoring...


Organise your finances from day one to avoid debt

Money is tight for students, but careful budgeting can help to relieve some of the stress,...


How to handle negative feedback

The desire to do well in assignments and practice placement can make criticism hard to take...


The perils of imposter syndrome

Feeling like a fake inside despite outward success is not unusual for nursing students....