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Exploring the experiences and expectations of year 1 children’s nursing students

09 May 2012

Nursing Children and Young People

A&S Science

Background Attrition among children’s nursing students remains high despite the field of practice attracting large numbers of applicants. While previous studies have...

Open AccessOC38 – Beyond boundaries: inter-professional simulation in children and young people’s nursing – three pilot projects

09 May 2016

Nursing Children and Young People


Theme: Nursing education, management and leadership. Inter-professional collaboration is essential for safe, high-quality, patient-centered care (Shanahan and Lewis...

Involving school students in selecting candidates for children’s nursing

11 September 2012

Nursing Children and Young People

A&S Science

This year-long project involved 26 academy school students aged 13-15 years taking an active role in selecting from candidates for children’s nursing places at the...

Simulation suit aids tailored care

01 September 2011

Nursing Older People


Nurses need to empathise with patients but it can be challenging to teach students these skills. They may struggle to make sense of situations and events unless they...

Expanding student learning using patient pathways

22 September 2004

Nursing Standard

Art & Science

This article examines the first stages of a project to address problems in the quality of students’ clinical experience after consultation with senior nurses at a...

Supporting mentors in practice

06 June 2007

Nursing Standard

Art & Science

This article describes one university’s efforts to provide support for mentors in clinical practice by introducing learning community education advisers. It outlines...

Stark contrasts in hospital care

01 July 2010

Paediatric Nursing

First person

As a third-year nursing student Sofia Razaq spent a four-week elective working in a children’s ward in Morocco. In this article she describes the main differences...

How clinical practice placements affect professional development

07 September 2010

Emergency Nurse

A&S Science

Aim The aim of the study discussed in this article was to understand the views of nursing students undertaking practice placements in emergency departments (EDs) and...

Social inclusion policies and practices across Europe

30 January 2012

Learning Disability Practice


Erasmus, the European Commission’s educational exchange programme for higher education students, teachers and institutions, funds education programmes for students...

Ensuring the success of nursing student practice placements

30 September 2012

Learning Disability Practice


In this article, the author, who has recently received a national award for mentorship, explains the importance of open and respectful relationships between mentors...