Elaine Cole

Nursing Standard

The nurse who uses storytelling to connect with patients

Clinical nurse specialist Jess Wilson says oral storytelling can help to develop a therapeutic relationship in mental health settings. She trains other staff in how to use storytelling to ease patients’ stress, reduce anxiety and calm volatile situations

Nursing Standard

‘Winning an RCNi Nurse Award increased my self-confidence and inspired me to do more’

Paediatric emergency nurse Drew McDonald won the Child Health category in the RCNi Nurse Awards 2017 for his project developing a sepsis recognition tool for triage. He talks to Elaine Cole about the positive effect that winning the award has had on his practice and his personal development

Nursing Standard

‘We left the NHS to create a home for children with complex conditions’

Children’s nurses Lucy Andrews and Karen Higgins took a leap of faith to set up a small nursing home providing a different kind of care for children with complex conditions. Here they tell the story of their struggles and successes

Nursing Standard

Helping patients cope with a rare neurological condition

Two advanced nurse practitioners initiated and developed the world's first dedicated service to help patients affected by the rare condition neuromyelitis optica

Learning Disability Practice

Nominations now open for the RCNi Nurse Awards 2018

RCN Nurse of the Year 2017 winner Melanie Davies speaks of ‘lovely legacy’ for patient.

Cancer Nursing Practice

Searching for the best: the RCNi Nurse Awards

The search for the best in nursing is under way with the launch of the RCNi Nurse Awards 2018, the profession’s top accolade.

Nurse Awards winners 2017
Nursing Standard

Share great practice and inspire your peers through the RCNi Nurse Awards

RCNi Nurse Awards are open for entries as the search begins for the outstanding projects of...

Nursing Children and Young People

Time to celebrate the best in child health nursing

Nominations are now open for the 2018 RCNi Nurse Awards.

Mental Health Practice

RCNi Nurse Awards: the search for the best in mental health nursing is on

The search for the best of the best in mental health nursing is underway with the launch of the RCNi Nurse Awards 2018, the profession’s top accolades.

Emergency Nurse

Celebrate the best of outstanding emergency care

Emergency Nurse welcomes nominations for the RCNi Nurse Awards 2018 to recognise and celebrate staff delivering outstanding work under severe pressure.

Amy & Susie
Nursing Management

Celebrating excellence in nursing leadership

Nursing Mangement welcomes nominations from senior nurses for the RCNi Nurse Awards 2018 to recognise and celebrate staff who are finding new ways to put patients at the heart of care.

Emergency Nurse

ED nurse leads huge improvement at Kent trust

Man on a mission Cliff Evans was sent on a secondment to work at Medway Maritime hospital in Kent in a bid to tackle high mortality rates and low staff morale.

Nursing Standard

Capture the fracture: nurse-led service targets osteoporosis

A community service designed to help people with osteoporosis avoid secondary fragility fractures is seeing great results

Nursing Children and Young People

Enabling children to live ordinary lives in extraordinary circumstances through Sunflowers Care

For parents of children living with complex healthcare needs life can be fraught but at Sunflowers Care – a home away from home – children are able to get the support they need.

Nursing Management

How to take a trust out of special measures

Thanks to consultant nurse Cliff Evans and a team of senior staff, patients at a Medway NHS Foundation Trust emergency department, Kent, are no longer being treated in corridors.

Nicky Lyall
Learning Disability Practice

Person-centred care for clients at the end of life

A team of learning disability nurses has created an end of life care package for clients that is helping them have a good death while supporting them to live their lives to the full.

Nursing Standard

Dying with dignity in a hostel

A nurse-led training initiative has given staff in a hostel for homeless people the skills and confidence to care for clients at the end of their lives.

Nursing Standard

Gold standard support for patients with rare cancer

Healthcare assistant Elaine Cooney, highly commended at the RCNi Nurse Awards 2017 for improving the experience of patients with a rare cancer, gives up her own time to make sure patients and their families are prepared for hospital