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Are you ready for action? This is our essential guide to making the most of your student years.
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‘Balancing demands is strenuous’
Three nursing students at different stages of training reflect on their experiences so far.
‘Trust me, it is worth it’
RCN Students chair Stuart Young says that while the pre-registration years are tough, the hard work will pay off
Attention, courtesy and patience: how to talk to patients effectively
Communication skills are vital for putting patients at ease and eliciting information, advises Nicola Davies
First aid for your purse
You could be entitled to a range of grants, loans and other allowances while studying, as Teri Harman explains
Information technology can help you study better
Electronic resources, used properly, are becoming essential for students. Claire Hodkinson reports
Make the most of clinical placements
Maggie Bennett explains that the onus is on the student to learn as much as possible from their time in practice
Stressed? You’re not alone…
Anyone struggling with the pressure of being a nursing student just has to ask for help, says Helen Green
Your first assignment
Critical thinking, following a structure and revising will help you produce a successful essay, says Nichola Lambert