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  1. Welcome to SMNET!

    Welcome to the world's largest education based online midwifery community. Pop in here to introduce yourself, make friends, catch up on the latest midwifery news and win midwifery goodies.
    1. SMNET Announcements
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      Updates, news and announcements from the SMNET team.
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      Latest: November Nursing Quiz Winners! nysab1, Nov 26, 2014 at 09:44
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  2. Getting Started

    All you need to get you started if you are considering a career in midwifery or nursing. Advice, guidance and support for those applying or preparing for interview.
    1. Thinking Of Applying
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      Thinking of becoming a midwife or nurse? Find support, guidance, advice and lots of like minded folks to help you on your way to achieving your dream career.
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      Latest: Post Grad Diploma Midwifery (Pre-reg) Eroses, Nov 26, 2014 at 08:59
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    2. Applications and Interviews
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      Get support in applying and share in the highs and the lows of the application process, with official threads for each University.
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    3. Access to Higher Education: Nursing, Midwifery and Healthcare Professions
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      Come here to get support and guidance if you are studying on an Access to HE course.
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      Latest: Access to nursing subtlerevulsion, Nov 26, 2014 at 08:57
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    4. A Levels and Others
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      Come here to get support and direction with A levels, AS levels and other qualifications.
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      Latest: Ok to drop AS biology?! Lady Vienna, Nov 24, 2014 at 21:34
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    5. Student Midwife To Be Discussion
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      This area is for people with offers of a place at university. Come here to share your questions, concerns and meet other student midwives to be. For interview or application information please see Applications, Interviews & Open days
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      Latest: Greenwich Midwifery Students March 15 Thegrogster, Nov 26, 2014 at 07:56
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  3. Midwifery Forums

    Everything you wanted to know about the world of midwifery.
    1. Midwifery News & Announcements
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      Discuss the latest developments and news from the world of midwifery here
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    2. General Midwifery Discussions
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      A place for general midwifery discussion and debate.
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    3. Assignments, Dissertations & Exams (Midwifery)
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      Support, guidance and discussion with midwifery assignments, dissertations, exams and projects.
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      Latest: Self directed study LouisaMoon, Nov 23, 2014 at 00:19
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    4. Clinical Placements & Electives (Midwifery)
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      Ask questions and share your placement experiences and thoughts.
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      Latest: Integrated woes Wozza, Nov 25, 2014 at 23:12
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    5. Clinical Skills & Assessments (Midwifery)
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      Discuss clinical skills, completing your portfolio and preparing for (and surviving!) clinical assessments.
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    6. Midwifery Outside of the UK
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      Students and Midwives of the world unite! Come share your experiences, knowledge, practice and thoughts with your international friends.
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      Latest: Student midwives in New Zealand Granny Weatherwax, Nov 24, 2014 at 08:33
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  4. Nursing Forums

    Everything you want to know or ask about the world of Nursing.
    1. Nursing News & Announcements
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      Discuss the latest developments and news from the world of nursing here.
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    2. Nursing Applications, Interviews & Open Days
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      Want to know where the open days are, whose going, how to apply and survive the interview process? Get your info top tips here!
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      Latest: From Midwifery Degree to Nursing anyone? midder75, Nov 20, 2014 at 13:55
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    3. General Nursing Discussions
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      A place for general nursing discussion and debate.
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      Latest: Need some advice as a HCA subtlerevulsion, Nov 21, 2014 at 17:03
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    4. Assignments, Dissertations and Exams (Nursing)
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      Support, guidance and discussion with nursing assignments, dissertations, exams and projects.
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      Latest: Nursing leadership Nanny Plum, Oct 29, 2014
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    5. Clinical Placements and Electives (Nursing)
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      Ask questions and share your placement experiences and thoughts.
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    6. Clinical Skills & Assessments (Nursing)
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      Discuss clinical skills, completing your portfolio and preparing for (and surviving!) clinical assessments.
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    7. Nursing Outside of the UK
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      Students and Nurses of the world unite! Come share your experiences, knowledge, practice and thoughts with your international friends.
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    8. SMNET Nurse Educational Resources
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      Useful films, articles, links and resources for student nurses.
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      Latest: Educational Games Spuddy, Sep 28, 2014
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  5. Working Life

    SMNET life doesn't need to end because you have a PIN, find post qualified support and guidance here.
    1. The Coffee Room
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      For general chat amongst RMs
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    2. Magical Midwifery Moments
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      For RMs and NQM to share your success stories and positive moments!
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      Latest: The 'Wow' Moments... gizmopatch, Nov 3, 2014
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    3. Applying For Jobs
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      You made it!! Discuss preparation and get help with your CV and applications.
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      Latest: It's so difficult Cellby, Nov 25, 2014 at 14:53
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    4. Life with a PIN
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      A place to chat, laugh, cry, debate and discuss life as a practising midwife or nurse. Discuss supervision, prep, CPD, mentorship, general working life and everything to do with the job.
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      Latest: NQM's .....how is it going? ChocolateSponge, Nov 22, 2014 at 19:13
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    5. Mentorship

      Studenthood from the opposite side. Discuss your mentoring issues here.
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    6. Job Vacancies
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      The very latest and greatest jobs! This forum is sponsored by Nurses.co.uk
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  6. Educational Resources & Research

    Educational resources and references to support your learning. Content in this area covers many aspects of midwifery and may link to (or include) content in various types of media from third parties.
    1. Guidance, Policy and Recommendations
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      Relevant policy, best practice guidance and recommendations from NICE, NMC and other professional bodies.
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    2. Educational Media
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      Expand your knowledge with Videos, TV Programmes and other Media
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    3. Educational Articles and Books
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      A host of articles, books and useful links to inform clinical practice and gain knowledge.
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      Latest: Books about twins! WithTheseHands, Nov 6, 2014
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    4. Historical Interest
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      Come learn about our shared history, and post your views, articles and pictures here.
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    5. Glossary and Definitions of Terms
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      Your guide to terminology used in Midwifery and Nursing.
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      Latest: Common Abbreviations PurpleStar, Jun 12, 2013
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    6. Events and Study Days
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      Come here to find discuss events and study days listed in our events calendar.
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  7. Life in General

    Fancy a new dress, haircut or holiday? Are you worried about a difficult situation or struggling to deal with emotions? Is your partner not giving you the support you need? Need help on a recipe or what to make for dessert (we love dessert!!) Discuss all these and much more about general life in this area.
    1. General Chat
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      Pop the kettle on, put your feet up and stop by for a chin wag!
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      Latest: Christmas!! picklemaker, Nov 26, 2014 at 09:37
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    2. Money & Finances
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      Come here to discuss bursary, fees, funding, benefits, transport, childcare and other financial issues.
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    3. Managing Emotions
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      We are all here to support you with the thoughts and feelings that can occur whilst in placement, at uni or just life in general. Advice, guidance, love and cyber cuddles can be found within. This section is dedicated to the memory of NQM Theresa Naish.
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      Latest: 6 Months qualified and want to leave. Clarebear, Nov 23, 2014 at 21:20
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    4. Food, Lifestyle, Health & Beauty
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      Come here to discuss food, recipes, healthy living, beauty and all matters to do with lifestyle!
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      Latest: Poor Man's Pizza! iolaus, Nov 18, 2014
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  8. Additional Forums

    Forums in this section are highly focused on midwifery support, guidance, learning as well as help for those who are looking seriously to become a midwife.
    1. Competitions
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      Win fabulous prizes with SMNET!
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    2. SMNET Buy, Sell & Swap - Member Classifieds
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      This area has been created to allow members to buy, sell, give away or swap their unwanted midwifery / nursing books & equipment. Please ONLY use this area for midwifery and nursing related items - We are not ebay. Please don't post links to other sites or use this area to promote your business.
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      Latest: Mayes midwifery 14th Edition Now £10.00 sb2105, Nov 25, 2014 at 20:34
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