Succeed at Nursing

We know that becoming a nursing student means lots of new and exciting challenges, which can sometimes be tough. So to help you navigate the early days we've put together some amazing resources to help you succeed in your first year and beyond.

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Get the NurseGuide App

Genius students need genius tools! Elsevier NurseGuide is a genius tool for first years, helping you to navigate your way through the early days and beyond. NurseGuide has a full medical dictionary for all those words you don't know yet, nursing principles and procedures, common clinical conditions and new content on the legacy of Florence Nightingale! What's more it's free...

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*Only available in the UK

First year Essential Books

You may already be familiar some of our books like Ross and Wilson's Anatomy And Physiology. Well, we've got more great books like Ross And Wilson for you to discover covering the subjects and the skills that you will need to get through your first year successfully.

Our books are available to purchase through our website and from major book retailers.

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Brilliant Brains need Brilliant Books

Clinical Nursing Practices
ISBN: 9780702078392

Anatomy and Physiology
ISBN: 9780702078606

Nursing Practice

Interview with Ian Peate

Read our interview with Ian Peate, Head of School at the School of Health Studies Gibraltar and editor of Alexander’s Nursing Practice 5th Edition, the most comprehensive textbook on adult nursing now fully revised for a new generation of students!

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Get ahead with our Learning Solutions

ClinicalKey Student

With ClinicalKey Student, students have access to leading nursing content, video resources and powerful study tools to help you study smarter. Ask your librarian today if you have access or click here for more information.

Ask your librarian if your university has access or click here for further information.

Complete Anatomy

The world’s most accurate, most advanced and best-selling 3D anatomy platform, with ground-breaking new technology, models and content. Not just an atlas, but an anatomy learning platform, with unique collaboration and learning tools designed for remote learning!

Subscribe to Complete Anatomy today with up to 60% off your first year!

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Elsevier Live Student Edition

Join us every Wednesday starting 16th September for our weekly virtual webinars. Bringing together acclaimed authors and editors, medical experts & inspiring students to exchange knowledge, discuss hot topics & share insights.

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Study tips

We hope that these tips from current nursing students will help you in your first year. Make sure you share this with your fellow first year nursing students.

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