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Comparison of first-year nursing students' GAD-7 scores: a pilot study focusing on Generation Z

This study aimed to assess self-reported anxiety levels in first-year undergraduate nursing students prior to or at the start of their first post-pandemic placement..

Engaging nursing students with a behaviour change intervention designed to improve their lifestyle

In this study, participants were invited to share personal data, including their...

Critical reflections on formal teaching observations

A teaching observation allows the observer (peer) to extract information from the observed (the teacher) and assess the student learning and educational environment..

A study of factors affecting pass rates of level 5 written assessments for undergraduate adult nursing students

To examine the current understanding of why academic grades can decrease when assessments remain unchanged, a review of the current literature was undertaken through a variety of databases and search...

Practice tutors' readiness to support nursing students who require reasonable adjustments for clinical placement

The main aim of this study was to elicit practice tutors' views on their readiness to support OU nursing students who require reasonable adjustments while on clinical placement. This research also...

Scared and nervous … but I got past my first hurdle, thanks to the team

As the weeks went on in placement, I was becoming more comfortable on the ward. The ward team had so much combined knowledge, I wished I was a sponge to absorb it all. Every time I was worried or had...

Your free revalidation toolkit

A free revalidation portfolio and CPD resource for nurses and midwives.

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Building the future workforce through indirect supervision

Delivering health professional programmes in university settings is complex and resource intensive. It relies upon AEIs developing a pipeline of clinical academics. Recently, this has become more...

Evaluating the NMC proficiencies framework: perspectives of students and educators 5 years on

In order to gather and collate the views of both educators and students with experience of education journeys under the 2018 standards, a pair of closely linked service evaluations were disseminated....

Sharps injuries within the healthcare student population: a narrative review

The aim of the narrative review was to identify the extent, type and causes of sharps injuries sustained by healthcare students other than those studying nursing, medicine or dentistry..

Establishing a guidance toolkit for assessment of proficiencies in students

Nursing students are required to achieve a range of proficiencies and competencies in accordance with the Nursing and Midwifery Council (NMC) (2018) standards.

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Lessons from the pandemic: new approaches to learning clinical skills

University of East London faculty who were designing synchronous and asynchronous theoretical practice learning modules had to consider these modalities and how to combine them with face-to-face...

Death, dying and caring: exploring the student nurse experience of palliative and end-of-life education

Metasynthesis is a systematic and comprehensive scientific inquiry that takes and integrates all the findings across a set of reports, resulting in a complete description of the experience under...

How far I've come: reflecting on my progress after 6 months in the role

‘I am definitely still travelling over road bumps from time to time, but they occur less frequently and are becoming easier to level out’.

Learning the rules of the game: how health and social care students learn to learn

‘Including both the explicit and the tacit … what is said and what is left unsaid, what is represented and what is assumed, subtle cues, untold rules of thumb; most of which may never be articulated,...

Implementation of a virtual student placement to improve the application of theory to practice

In April 2020, the COVID-19 pandemic caused a reduction in clinical placement capacity. This affected student learning opportunities, including reducing opportunities to apply theory to practice in...

‘Just a student’ but you are so much more

‘At a young age I never considered myself capable of completing a degree, but when my father died after suffering for 13 years with kidney disease, and the care and attention he received in...

Learning through fun: board games cafes for undergraduate nursing students

There has, in recent years been what has been described as a ‘modern renaissance’ (Heron et al, 2018b) of tabletop games and a rise in what can be described as designer board games with an increasing...

Developing the next generation

Since the 1970s, the EU Directive has underpinned our education programme standards. The UK's departure from the EU presented the opportunity to set all the standards ourselves. We gathered initial...

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A systematic scoping review of undergraduate nursing hub-and-spoke placement models

The student is allocated to their Mentor (hub) and allocated by that mentor to other areas/mentors (spoke) to ensure the student achieves a variety of experiences and skills that allows them to...

Clinical learning for pre-registration nursing students: a viva voce approach during COVID-19

Before COVID-19, clinical skills within higher education institutions were commonly assessed using a mixture of high- and low-fidelity simulation and assessment, involving both nursing-specific and...

A review of chronic pain education for UK undergraduate nurses

‘An unpleasant sensory and emotional experience associated with, or resembling that associated with, actual or potential tissue damage.’

Developing a pre-course workbook for advanced practice students in the UK

In 2021, a small group of advanced practice educators from higher education institutions across the UK collectively identified the need for trainee advanced practitioner student support. The faculty...

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