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Online access to RCN research conference now available

Something of interest for every nurse as international nursing conference speeches go online

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RCNi Decision Support: find out how our new digital tool can enhance your practice

Advice from experts will help nurses base their clinical decision-making on best practice

RCNi launches interactive decision support tool created by nurses for nurses

Evidence-based resource aids clinical decision-making at the bedside

Substitution

Nurses should not be replaced by less qualified staff, says ICN

International Council of Nurses warns that use of under-qualified staff can affect patient...

Student placement

Nursing student’s petition calls for living wage for students on clinical placement

Nursing student’s petition highlights financial toll of placements

‘New health secretary has never worked in healthcare – so he must listen to nurses’

RCN hopes health secretary Matt Hancock will use insights offered by nursing workforce

Evidence and Practice

Focus groups vs interviews

Exchanging focus groups for individual interviews when collecting qualitative data

Background Focus group data are created through interactions between participants whereas...

The pros and cons of using photographs in nursing research

The pros and cons of using photographs in nursing research

Background Traditional approaches to research can sometimes face difficulties in engaging...

Social phenomenology: a personal research journey

Social phenomenology: a personal research journey

Background Phenomenology can often be used as a general approach in studies exploring ‘...

Using consensus from experts to inform a shared understanding of subjective terms

Using consensus from experts to inform a shared understanding of subjective terms

Background Consensus methods such as Delphi studies or the group nominal method have long...

A conceptual model for establishing collaborative partnerships between universities and Native American communities

A conceptual model for establishing collaborative partnerships between universities and...

Background Collaborative partnerships are increasingly recognised as valuable and essential...

Using local communities to establish geographical boundaries for case studies

Using local communities to establish geographical boundaries for case studies

Background Case studies are widely used in the social sciences to explore complex phenomena...

Opinion

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Research team

Successful researchers rarely tend to work in isolation

Nurse Researcher editor Liz Halcomb on the attibutes of good researchers and the value of...

Research framework

Finding the right approach to theoretical frameworks in qualitative research

An introduction to five Nurse Researcher articles on the use of theoretical frameworks

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Where could an RCNi Nurse Awards nomination take your project?

Commitment to Carers award nominees have helped tackle crucial issues for unpaid carers

Students

What a career in research nursing can offer

Research is a part of the NHS remit but students have little exposure to it during training

Careers

Clinical academic nursing

How to build a career that combines clinical and research skills

Clinical academic nursing is relatively new but growing, with a career framework to match

Research should be part of nurses’ daily work

Trust creates new post of clinical professor to help nurses develop research skills

Sonia Duffy

‘While we treat diseases, we do not treat the root cause’

When and why did you develop an interest in research? During my master’s degree, I was able...