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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

Childhood cancer study may help nurses to ‘act earlier and save lives’

Research will explore links between time to diagnosis and outcomes

Nursing research: chief nurse wants to hear your ideas

Ruth May’s team at NHS England and NHS Improvement is developing a nursing research strategy

Picture shows an invitation to the RCNi Nurse Awards 2020

Countdown to the RCNi Nurse Awards 2020

Virtual awards ceremony – and the RCN Nurse of the Year announcement – takes place next week

Picture shows the post box honouring Mary Seacole in Cardiff.

Mary Seacole among black Britons honoured with special post boxes

Special edition post boxes to mark Black History Month honour contributions of black Britons

Montage of Nursing Standard images, showing four recent journal covers

Nursing Standard in the running for two health journalism awards

RCNi’s flagship title nominated for Editor of the Year and Podcast of the Year

Evidence and Practice

‘Statistical significance’ in research: wider strategies to meaningfully interpret findings

‘Statistical significance’ in research: wider strategies to interpret findings

Researchers need to focus on reporting meaningful research findings

Self-care while undertaking qualitative nursing research

Self-care while undertaking qualitative nursing research

There should be more awareness about potential risks of such research into sensitive topics

Qualitative research interviewing: reflections on power, silence and assumptions

Qualitative research interviewing: reflections on power, silence and assumptions

The challenges a novice researcher faced when collecting data using narrative interviews

Why is imposter syndrome so common among nurse researchers and is it a problem?

Imposter syndrome can be unsettling, particularly with specific exposure or peer review

Clinical academic research internships for nurses and allied health professionals

Determining facilitators and barriers to nurses’ participation and engagement in internships

How to embed a conceptual or theoretical framework into a dissertation study design

How to embed a conceptual or theoretical framework into a dissertation study design

The benefits of applying a theoretical framework to a research project


Nurse-led project shows how rewarding a career in cancer research can be

Cancer Research UK senior nurse Ben Hood’s project ignites interest in cancer research role and boosts recruitment

All you need to know about NMC fitness to practise cases

Fitness to practise cases are central to the NMC’s regulation of nursing standards

Picture of Suriya Kirkpatrick, a senior cancer research nurse and genomics practitioner. In this article she and two other clinical research nurses share their accounts of a shift, offering an insight into their daily work.

A day in the life of a clinical research nurse

The shared diaries offer a taste of nursing life and its high points and challenges


Illustration of people working within a house, with COVID-19 molecules outside. Picture: iStock

Research in a time of crisis: keeping my PhD on track

After a candidature hit by climate disaster and COVID-19, a nurse academic shares her journey


COVID-19: research students need support to tackle the uncertainties caused by pandemic

Doctoral candidates face an unclear future, not least in their capacity to complete projects


Coping with the death of a colleague: advice and support for nurses

How to deal with bereavement at work and where to go for support


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


Rachel Taylor with a research participant

Here’s why this is an exciting time to be a clinical research nurse

There is more guidance and support now for nurses who want to combine research with practice

Lucy Cooper

Paediatric clinical research advanced nurse practitioner

Lucy Cooper talks about her inspiration and challenges

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