Louise Hunt

Wales welcomes the EU
Nursing Standard

EU nurses are welcome in Wales

EU nurses are welcome in Wales

Nurse training
Nursing Children and Young People

Generic and specialist training: is the balance right?

Changes to the make-up of nursing education warrant more debate

Worried studentrs
Learning Disability Practice

Learning disability nurses worried about education review

After the Willis review, what are Health Education England's priorities?

Emergency Nurse

Advanced nurse practitioners may have general surgery role

A report by think tank the Nuffield Trust has called for advanced nurse practitioner (ANP) roles to be further developed to help plug the staffing gaps in emergency general surgery

Nursing Management

Developing a smartphone app to support the nursing community

Healthcare professionals are turning increasingly to the digital sector to access information they need for their work. Mobile technology, such as smartphones and tablets, provides a unique opportunity to place high-quality information directly into users’ hands. This article describes the ongoing development of a smartphone app, Preparing for Caring, designed to prepare the future workforce by enabling mentors and nursing students to access supportive material during practice-based learning episodes. The article explores the rationale for designing the app and discusses the challenges and benefits of developing this resource from the perspectives of student, mentor and healthcare manager.