Ten blogs from our nursing and midwifery students

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2 July 2018

From starting uni to going on your first hospital placement: ten blogs from our student nurses and midwives that'll help you ace your studies.

Ten things to do before starting the course

Make sure you’re ready to get stuck in to your course. Here's Jade, one of our Adult Nursing students, with some top tips and advice.

Moving away from home

Nervous about flying the nest? Here’s Sophie’s take on her experience of moving to uni.

How to cope on the course when you have a family

Plenty of our students find ways to balance their family life with their studies. Adult Nursing student and mum of four Caroline offers some advice.

What to do when times get tough

Nursing and midwifery are some of the toughest but most rewarding subjects you can take. Here are some tips from student midwife Beth about how to handle the pressure.

The essential apps for the student nurse

Technology can be a fantastic tool in modern medicine and care. Find out how to put your phone or tablet to best use.

Jade’s placement in Nepal

Many of our nursing and midwifery students get the opportunity to take placements abroad. Hear about Jade’s incredible time in Nepal, working on paediatric and maternity wards.

A typical day in the skill labs

Got a placement sorted? Our skills labs are a great way to make sure you’re up to scratch, and ready for any surprises.

Advice for a first shift

Taking your first shift is a daunting prospect. Hear about Abbi’s experience to get prepared.

Working while at university

You might want to earn a bit of extra money to support yourself through university. Kira offers a few tips.

How to deal with death as a student nurse

This is never an easy subject, but knowing how to deal with death is an important part of the nursing experience. Kira talks about the rewards of offering compassion, care and support to patients.

What is Clearing?

Clearing is an opportunity to reconsider your options, and join a university where you can study something you really want to learn about.

You can apply for uni through Clearing if

  • you didn’t apply before the UCAS deadline
  • your grades are different to what you expected
  • you’ve only just decided to go to uni
  • you’ve changed your mind about what or where you want to study since you originally applied.

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