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Image of a patient exam as seen through a virtual reality headset. Nursing students at Middlesex University London are using virtual reality to experience what it is like to treat patients

Using virtual reality to help nursing students identify sepsis

University says headsets allow students to gain experience in potential patient scenarios

Illustration of a clipboard showing a ticklist, surrounded by individuals and everyday elements of a workplace. Nursing Standard's survey asks about nurses' workplace, conditions and commute

How does your workplace help or hinder you? Tell us about your job and conditions

Last chance to take our quick survey on the factors that are part of nurses’ working lives

Nurse recruitment sign

Number of NHS nurses in England rises – but union says patient demand is not being met

Latest figures show 8,570 more nurses, though number of health visitors has fallen

Someone performing CPR on another person. The RCN says guidance on CPR will be updated to give nurses clearer direction

CPR guidance to be updated after controversial fitness to practise ruling

RCN says update will give nurses clearer direction on resuscitation decisions

Covid-19 (coronavirus)

Coronavirus: new guidance aims to ‘fully prepare’ NHS staff to treat patients

Advice from NHS Staff Council includes rest breaks and ‘fit testing’ face masks

University of Bedfordshire

University in bid to secure NMC sign-off on new nursing courses after initial rejection

NMC said proposals did not meet its ‘challenging’ new standards

patient seen from behind, lying on a trolley in a hospital corridor

‘Corridor nursing’: the new normal for emergency nurses

Emergency departments resort increasingly to providing care in non-designated areas – survey

Guy’s and St Thomas’ NHS Foundation Trust nurses

Schoolchildren to design uniforms for nurses of the future

London trust is running competition to celebrate Florence Nightingale’s legacy

RCN members on a picket line in Belfast

Deal done: nurses vote to end dispute about pay and safe staffing

NHS staff in Northern Ireland secure promises on pay parity and nurse numbers

Fiona McQueen

Scotland’s ‘exemplary’ chief nurse to step down from role

Fellow healthcare leaders praise Fiona McQueen for her contribution to nursing

Florence Nightingale Barbie doll

Florence Nightingale Barbie doll unveiled in tribute to inspiring women

New model forms part of range celebrating women who have broken boundaries

Liverpool Community Health nurse director Helen Lockett

NMC asks its own regulator to review controversial FtP ruling

It had recommended nurse director Helen Lockett be struck off, but FtP panel was more lenient

Leaked NHS email highlights flaws in nurse retention plan

Government’s pledge for 50,000 more nurses rests on ‘weak’ proposals on retention

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Violence in the NHS: almost a quarter of nurses tell survey about being attacked

Latest NHS Staff Survey reveals assaults, patient safety, and work stresses as key concerns

Meet the twin sisters with identical nursing careers

Rali and Petya Marinova qualified in the same specialty and work together on the same ward

RCN congress 2020: your chance to vote on urgent nursing issues

Topics include unpredictable shift patterns, corridor care and assisted dying

BME nurses – the NHS staff most likely to face discrimination at work

NHS WRES report quantifies the harassment, abuse and discrimination BME staff experience

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