Freelance health journalist Kathy Oxtoby got the news nobody wants to hear; she had cancer. More than 50,000 women are diagnosed with breast cancer each year and this figure is rising, but cancer screening numbers have declined – so what can be done to improve early diagnosis rates?
An RCN project is using replicas of nursing items from the 1940s and 50s to stimulate reminiscence for former nurses and other care home residents.
Nurses who join the RAF can expect an exceptional career pathway with varied and exciting roles.
Whether it’s adult, children, mental health or learning disabilities, Kathy Oxtoby talks to nursing lecturer Parveen Ali about how to choose the branch of nursing that’s right for you.
Taking exams can be stressful, but thorough preparation will help ease your nerves and boost your performance on the day, writes Kathy Oxtoby.
Learning how to keep a professional distance will prevent you becoming too emotionally involved with your patients, writes Kathy Oxtoby.
Writing essays for an undergraduate nursing course can be challenging, especially if you have been out of education for a while. Here are some top tips for writing an effective essay.
Kathy Oxtoby talks to the RCN's Wendy Irwin about BME nursing students' experiences of racism, and where to get support if this is happening to you.
Moving from colleague to manager can be fraught with challenges for nurses. Kathy Oxtoby looks at how to make the transition as seamless as possible.
As the latest research on working night shifts shows a link with coronary heart disease, Kathy Oxtoby talks to the RCN's Dawne Garrett about the pros and cons of working nights and how best to cope.
Bullies can make you feel powerless, but read on for some strategies you can employ to beat them.
Staff governors can influence foundation trust policies, as community district nursing sister Janet Briers has discovered for herself.