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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.

Hattie Domagala

My motivations and first destination into a community staff nurse post

Following a 12-week placement as a community nurse, Hattie Domagala explains why team support can really matter in lone working

Nursing studies

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COVID-19: how a neighbourhood volunteer scheme is teaching me about leadership

One nursing student is coordinating a network of support for vulnerable community members

Refugee camp made me thankful for NHS

A nursing student describes volunteering at a refugee camp and reflects on what she learned

Clinical placements

Virtual clinical placement: when practice-based learning goes online

COVID-19 may be halting clinical placements, but practice education can carry on

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Patient confidentiality: how a complicated case created an ethical and legal dilemma

A service user’s chlamydia diagnosis taught me lessons about disclosure and breach of trust

Family planning

The compassionate care given in abortion clinics is what nursing is all about

Marie Stopes UK says placements can help nursing students understand non-judgemental care

What a placement on a remote island taught me about truly person-centred care

Working in this environment means really getting to know your patients, says Elizabeth Spence

What to expect from a placement in police custody

A police custody suite offers many opportunities to learn about person-centred care

Students mental health

Stand up to the stigma of mental illness

Working with an inspirational community mental health nurse gave nursing student Robyn Ambrose the confidence to challenge those who express negative views about mental illness.

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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