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We have a selection of articles for new students.
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Hard work, but worth the pain
Saffron Brown, who has been through the highs and lows of a nursing course, explains why time spent in training could be the most rewarding of your life
‘Basic’ skills are essential to good care
Nursing skills such as maintaining personal hygiene and assisting patients with food and fluid intake are often dubbed 'basic', but are vital for improving health and wellbeing.
Make the most of your time with these coping strategies
Diane Phimister offers advice to new students who may be daunted by the prospect of university life
Newly qualified nurses reflect on their training
Neomi Bennett is a staff nurse at Trinity Hospice, London.
Achieve your goals
Dianne Watkins offers some useful advice on successfully completing your nursing studies
Guidance from mentors and experienced students
Maria Fernandez collates advice from mentors and students
Technology is a key feature of learning
Recent research with nursing and healthcare students suggests that almost all use technology-related learning resources. These include:
Enough money? Don’t bank on it
Be financially savvy in the face of the economic squeeze, says Claire Cannings
What to do if you have cause for concern
Jan Goldsmith advises on blowing the whistle if someone is at risk
Keep ahead of the rest with our top writing tips
Forward planning is the key to a good essay, writes Jean Rose