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2022 RCN Nursing Awards winners

Improving care and patients’ lives: 2022 RCN Nursing Awards winners revealed

RCN Nurse of the Year and 13 other award recipients announced at a ceremony in London

Using instant messaging apps at work: what are the advantages and risks?

Advice on using services such as WhatsApp safely in healthcare settings

Calls to rethink plan to scrap health and social care BTEC amid growing staffing crisis

‘Reckless’ plan blocks pathway to nursing and deters potential recruits, warns NHS leader

Lord Lilley speaking in the House of Lords

Tory peer blasts ‘scandalous’ rejection of thousands of would-be nursing students

‘Rationing’ of university places condemned with 35,000 potential nursing students turned away

Nurses have endured a decade of falling wages, study finds

Health Foundation says pandemic and cost of living crisis necessitate a new approach to pay

Nurse studies at home

New nursing education institute aims to revolutionise learning ‘for tomorrow’s nurses’

RCN wants the institute to become a centre of excellence in nurse learning

Evidence and Practice

Bayesian analysis for nurse and midwifery research: statistical, practical and ethical benefits

Bayesian analysis for nurse and midwifery research

Statistical, practical and ethical benefits of the Bayesian approach

Using a mixed methods grounded theory methodology to explain neonatal nurses’ professional quality of life

Using mixed methods grounded theory to explain neonatal nurses’ quality of life

Evaluate examples of optimal use and appraisal of mixed methods grounded theory methodology

Managing the elephant in the room: responding to COVID-19’s impact on data collection

Managing the elephant in the room: responding to COVID-19’s impact on data collection

How to change data collection methods rather than abandoning research

The improvement in research orientation among clinical nurses in Qatar: a cross-sectional study

The improvement in research orientation among clinical nurses in Qatar

Why is there less nursing research in the Middle East than in other countries?

Research behind a webcam: an exploration of virtual interviewing with children and young people

Research behind a webcam: an exploration of virtual interviewing with children

Learn more about virtually interviewing children and young people

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Developing codes from the interview: reading versus listening

Developing codes from the interview: reading versus listening

Create strategies for efficiently analysing data in a grounded theory study

Features

How to find your voice and make it heard so you can stand out from the crowd

Finding your professional voice can help you forge your ideal career path

Nurse well-being: practical support for your own and colleagues’ mental health

Advice and help as workplace pressures and the cost-of-living crisis hit home

What to do if your boss has their ‘pet’ people

Favouritism is too often a feature of nursing teams – but here’s how you can change that

Hostile patients: how to deal with aggression, verbal attacks and other forms of abuse

Advice on steps to take, de-escalation tips and why incidents should never be normalised

Racism in the NHS: do you feel safe to stand up and be counted in your workplace?

Tips on how to challenge discrimination – whether you experience it, or witness it

Workplace aggression: how to handle difficult colleagues and when to raise concerns

What to do if hostile, rude or negligent behaviour is affecting morale and patient care

Opinion

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Writing for publication

When writing for publication have a clear message and share new ideas and knowledge

Ask if your paper adds to current knowledge and what can someone take away from it

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Why it is vital to ensure the spotlight is put on nursing’s contribution in research

The significant value nurses’ can bring to research is in danger of being overlooked

How my CAR-T therapy research seeks to improve cancer care and empower nurses

Study was started during the pandemic and seeks to find out more about this cancer treatment

Students

What is academic supervision and how can it help me get the most out of my studies?

How this support can help you keep your assignment on track – or even get you started

Enquiry-based learning: what is it and why does the Open University think it is so good?

Student-centred scenario-based sessions in small groups provide interactive deep learning

Studying with a neurodivergent condition: what happened when I disclosed my status

People often learn to mask autism, but disclosure should open up access to vital support

Careers

Are you a super-helper? How to ditch the guilt and avoid burnout

Super-helpers won’t say no to helping people even when it affects their well-being

Becoming a leader: what I’ve learned about making change happen

Tips on effective leadership from a nurse who had ‘no plan B’ but challenged herself

Loneliness in leadership: how to deal with it and support colleagues

Discussing loneliness is often still taboo, with leaders keen to appear strong