Reflective practice

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

Rachel Dakin looking over Chile

Student placement in Latin America improved my nursing practice

A clinical placement in Chile highlighted the spiritual aspect of holistic care

man and woman ballroom dance

A truly inspirational placement taught me about compassion and a love for life

I witnessed the kind of dedication I want to emulate in my own nursing career

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

Split screen photograph of nurse being pulled in two different directions

Learn to prioritise and let go of the guilt

Learning to prioritise one person who needs you over another is difficult but necessary

Leading on a cardiac arrest made me confident in giving CPR

Aiding a woman after a heart attack made a student more confident in handling emergencies

Make the most of every placement – even if it’s not your top choice

Placements may not always be in your preferred specialty or department, but every one will...

A clinical placement with BPAS made me reflect on my feelings about abortion

Spending a day at a British Pregnancy Advisory Service clinic helped nursing student Becky...

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The highs and lows of an elective placement in Mexico

When three nursing students from the University of Birmingham spent four weeks in a Mexican...

Struggle to provide peace for dying patient in the emergency department

When a patient nearing the end of life was brought into the emergency department, nursing...

Going outside your comfort zone can help connect with patients

By learning more about football, mental health nursing student Felicity Allman was able to...

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Observing cardiac surgery made me appreciate theatre nurses’ role

Watching a surgeon replace a young patient’s heart valves helped children’s nursing student...

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