I always recommend this site to my students. I do not make it a requirement that they join but I include it on my course Syllabus as a valuable resource.
I have gotten great feedback from those who do use the site. Reading posts in the student nurses forum makes them realize that our school is and school policy is very much like all the other schools
. It encourages them that their situation is not unique and that they can vent to people who really do understand what they are going through.
Another aspect they really appreciate is the fact that they can ask so many people for assistance for such a variety of topics.
I get a lot of ideas off of the student forums to help my students in clinical and class.