Stephanie Jones-Berry

A nurse yawning in the front seat of a car. Driving while tired is a common risk for nurses on long late shifts. Picture: Neil O'Connor

Tired after a long shift – but driving home anyway?

What our survey reveals about the risks faced by nurses, particularly after night shifts

Student finance: what you need to know before you start your nursing degree

Juggling studies with financial responsibilities can be difficult. Here are our top tips for nursing students

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Nurses’ child-friendly scrubs appeal for immunisation campaign

Team needs volunteers to make cartoon-style PPE that helps put children at ease

Teaching use of PPE

Concerns over PPE for nursing students as universities prepare for new academic year

New guidance advises on risk assessment, PPE and life assurance for clinical placements

Power nap booths help Oxford emergency nurses fend off fatigue and stress

Sleep pods funded by charity allow nurses to ‘decompress’ during and after long shifts

A nurse in PPE talking to an elder lady with a face mask. Approximately 27% of US COVID-19 deaths have been nursing home residents. Picture: iStock

Improve staffing levels to fight COVID-19 in nursing homes, study suggests

US research says nurse staffing may have more impact than greater infection control measures

Joan Rich during her park walk

101-year-old former nursing auxiliary raises more than £20K for the NHS – and counting

Joan Rich aims to walk 102 laps of local park before she turns 102

Uptake for the nursing degree apprenticeship programme has been poor

Nursing degree apprenticeship spending boost falls short, says RCN

More support for three-year nursing degree students ‘the fastest way to get more nurses’

Picture shows a medic standing next to a car conducting a COVID-19 test at a temporary testing centre at Watford General Hospital

COVID-19 undiagnosed in many nurses, study suggests

Mild cases were missed before loss of taste or smell was added to coronavirus symptoms

Menopause in the workplace

Lack of support for staff during menopause affects work and career, survey reveals

Menopause affects 90% of women doctors’ working lives according to a BMA survey

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COVID-19 effect could deter international nurses from coming to UK, says ICN

Perceptions of safety and financial impact may make UK less attractive to overseas nurses

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RCN announces candidates for president and deputy posts

Nurses can vote throughout September in a postal ballot, with the results due on 1 October

COVID-19: charity warns of knock-on effect on cancer care

Cancer Research UK survey finds one in three cancer patients has had services disrupted

Furious nurses say no pay increase after COVID-19 work is ‘kick in the teeth’

Healthcare staff marched on Whitehall to demand a pay rise after risking their lives

Flexible working must become the norm, says NHS People Plan

Long-awaited retention and recruitment plan says NHS must build on change related to COVID-19

Fitness to practise: unions raise concerns over public access to virtual hearings

They warn that recordings from NMC proceedings could be posted on social media

COVID-19: doubt over future numbers of overseas nurses coming to UK

Report says international supply will be hit by travel restrictions and increased competition

Nursing students: here’s how your training will look in the new academic year

Post-pandemic peak, universities plan to continue with initiatives such as online lessons

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