Clinical Placement – The importance of preceptors

Clinical placements are designed to give students the chance to integrate their theoretical knowledge with practice.  They should build students’ confidence, knowledge and professional identity as well as help consolidate or develop clinical skills. However, nursing students are more likely than any other health profession student to witness or be asked to participate in situations […]

Cardiology – Where nurses make the difference

As an undergraduate, I was determined to work within an emergency department.  Luckily, during my graduate program, I rotated through both a cardiology medical and a cardiothoracic surgical ward, and realised cardiology was my true nursing calling.  Of course, each nurse thinks their specialty is the best, but for me, cardiology had me hooked.  This […]

Multicultural Nursing

When discussing multicultural health, the focus often remains on how we can safely care for patients from a wide variety of cultures.  However, just as important is acknowledging and respecting the cultures of our colleagues.  As nurses, we need to ensure our workplaces are culturally safe and this responsibility lies not only with healthcare executives […]