Christine Walker

Nursing Children and Young People

An expensive occupation

Anything that puts people into debt and deters them from training cannot be good. So it was alarming to hear chancellor George Osborne’s announcement that the publicly funded bursary is to be scrapped, and that future nursing students will have to take out loans to cover tuition fees and living expenses.


ICN president hopes the RCN will rejoin the organisation

President of the International Council of Nurses Judith Shamian has told RCNi she hopes that the RCN will renew its membership of her organisation after leaving in 2014


ICN urges nurses to contribute to education in developing countries

The International Council of Nurses is appealing for donations to its new Florence Nightingale International Foundation Endowment Fund, which aims to support 500 girls through high school in developing countries


Use of manikins for nurse training does not hamper hands-on care, study suggests

International Council of Nurses conference in Seoul hears how patient care skills are not compromised if learned through simulation


Nurses must make their voices heard, says WHO director general

International Council of Nurses in Seoul hears call for more advanced nursing roles


Stress is leading cause of work-related sick leave among nurses

Findings from a study of more than 4,000 nurses across nine counties reveals key work stresses and their effects on nurses' health.


South Korean president praises nurses involved in MERS crisis

South Korean president Park Geun-hye praises nurses' role in caring for people who have contracted MERS as she opens the International Council of Nurses' conference in Seoul


NICE decision to suspend work on safe staffing is a ‘backward step’

Nursing leaders have reacted with dismay to the decision by the National Institute for Health and Care Excellence to shelve work on safe staffing guidance.


Children's clinical nurse co-ordinator reduces need for junior doctors

A pilot that involved the introduction of a clinical nurse co-ordinator in one children's hospital reduced bleeps to junior doctors for assistance