Tag Archives: student nurses

Multiple Mini Interviews

Over the weekend I was sorry to learn that Inspector Michael Brown’s much-respected, and award winning, MentalHealthCop blog and twitter account have been suspended. I hope he is able to get back to both in the very near future. Meanwhile, … Continue reading

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Catching up post

Plenty going on in the last week or so. I had the chance to join pre-registration mental health nurses and occupational therapists for a second day as they made preparations for an interprofessional event scheduled for early December. Some of … Continue reading

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Standard professions?

The Times Higher Education reports this week on comments made by Vince Cable at an event hosted by the Sutton Trust. According to the THE, the Business Secretary: […] has criticised the “qualification inflation” that means entrants to “very standard” … Continue reading

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Writing an undergraduate dissertation

Here’s a link to a full-text green open access version of a paper called Preparing and writing an undergraduate dissertation. Philip Burnard and I published this in Nurse Education in Practice in 2001. Our aim was to produce something of … Continue reading

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Jobs for new nurses

One of the things I’ve been doing recently is meeting up with final year students about to complete their degrees and register with the Nursing and Midwifery Council. These are hard-working, committed, people who have chosen to prepare for careers … Continue reading

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Nursing beleaguered?

Catching my eye earlier this week was an interview in The Guardian with Jane Cummings, Chief Nursing Officer (CNO) with a place on NHS England‘s National Commissioning Board. Under the header, ‘Nobody can say care is brilliant all the time’ … Continue reading

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Exam time

For students up and down the country it is examination season. Whilst students of mental health nursing are busy submitting their dissertations, writing up their reflective essays and achieving their practice-based ‘competencies’ I thought it might be interesting to share … Continue reading

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Using research

I very much hope that UK readers of this blog have enjoyed this year’s summer (which, at least, coincided with the early May bank holiday weekend). Right now we’ve been plunged back into autumn, or so it feels here in … Continue reading

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Teaching research

I’ve been laid a little low this week having managed to pick up a mischievous virus somewhere on my recent travels. On Wednesday, in particular,  my throat felt as though it had been lightly sandpapered. My thanks to the inventors … Continue reading

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From ‘The Red Handbook’ to ‘The Art and Science of Mental Health Nursing’

Unbidden, but very welcome nonetheless, a freshly pressed copy of the third edition of Ian Norman and Iain Ryrie’s edited The Art and Science of Mental Health Nursing: a Textbook of Principles and Practice has arrived on my desk. This is … Continue reading

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