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Advice and development

How to challenge poor practice – 7 tips for nursing students

Use our tips to establish support, build your confidence and ensure you are heard

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Free careers fair for nursing students and newly registered nurses: book now

Online event is your chance to meet employers, join seminars, and even get a job interview

Taking a patient history: a guide for nursing students

How to build your experience and confidence, plus tips on raising difficult questions

Safeguarding demystified: a beginner’s guide

It’s an issue fundamental to nursing care, but do you know what’s expected of you?

Making the most of placements

Ten tips to help nursing students make the most of placements

Clinical placements are a valuable part of nursing students' training so take advantage of all the opportunities

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Scholarship nurse the judge called a firecracker 

Nursing student Sabrina Ffrench won a community nursing award from the Cavell Nurses’ Trust in June. She talks to Lynne Pearce about the award and why students should make the most of their opportunities.

Reflective practice

Mental health: challenging your own cultural taboos and unconscious bias

Supporting students to challenge their own beliefs about mental ill health

Nursing studies

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Is it ever okay to breach patient confidentiality as a nurse?

Advice for students on whether disclosing information is permitted in any circumstance

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What is it like to give evidence in a Coroner’s Court?

Nursing students are using a mock court to gain experience they may require in their career

Nursing students learn how to insert and attach an oral tube into a manikin

Struggling to get your NMC proficiencies signed off? How a skills clinic can help

Outreach clinics give students the chance to practise clinical skills in a safe environment

Initiating change to improve practice: tips for nursing students

Advice from a fellow student who highlighted a gap in patient care

Should I work as a healthcare support worker while doing my nursing degree?

Working is a necessity for many students, but you don’t want it to be a distraction

Want to specialise in community nursing? A blended learning degree could be for you

New option prepares students for community roles straight after qualifying

Clinical placements

Placement abroad

I’d love to do a clinical placement overseas, but how do I go about it?

Your guide to complying with NMC and visa rules, while embracing a new system and culture

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You’re about to start a clinical placement? Here are 7 things you need to know

Find out how to achieve your learning goals while maintaining a work-life balance

Nursing student Andrew Poole sits at a table in a community hall talking to a parish nursing client while on clinical placement

Community placement: what does working with parish nurses involve?

Parish nursing teams can offer scope to develop communication and health promotion skills

Community project placement: what will I learn and how do I get one?

These non-clinical placements help develop students’ understanding of health inequalities

How to show leadership and organisation skills as a nursing student

Students on GP placement found ‘lost’ patients who were missing out on vital diabetes care

What to expect from a clinical placement in a care home

Seize the chance to develop skills in person-centred care for people with complex needs

Self-care

A well-being app for your nursing course: ShinyMind for students

New version of the popular app will focus on the challenges of nursing studies

Newly qualified nurses

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It’s just not true that your first job must be in an acute hospital – and here’s why

QNI's Crystal Oldman on why the community is the perfect place to start your nursing career

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Community nursing is a complex and varied, but often underestimated, career option

Caring for homeless people requires a complex set of skills that can enable nurses to reach out to those who are often excluded from the healthcare system, says Jane Morton.

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