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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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COVID-19: how nurses are taking the lead in the quest to find a vaccine and treatment

The UK’s research nurses are on the front line of trials at an unprecedented scale and pace

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Picture shows a woman holding a hand in front of her face protectively.

Protection demanded for nurses ‘ostracised and abused’ during pandemic worldwide

Fear and ignorance blamed for global attacks against nurses caring for patients with COVID-19

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Volunteers helping to distribute fresh food in east London during the COVID-19 pandemic

COVID-19: not a ‘mental health crisis’, healthcare experts warn

Anxiety and depression during pandemic are features of ‘mental wellness, not mental illness’

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Older nurse makes notes on a clipboard, with younger nurses standing behind her, viewing a lung X-ray

Coronavirus response: scepticism at plan to bring former clinicians out of retirement

Nurses’ concerns over how quickly older nurses could be deployed – and risks they’d face

Florence Nightingale Foundation logo

Florence Nightingale Foundation’s new academy will develop nurse leaders

Initiative aims to influence health policy and promote an evidence-based culture

Evidence and Practice

Development and validation of a methodology to measure the time taken by hospital nurses to make vital signs observations

A methodology to measure time taken by hospital nurses to make vital signs observations

Development and validation of a methodology for observing time taken for vital signs

Bio-behavioural research in a rare disease population: a doctoral student’s experience

Bio-behavioural research in a rare disease population: a doctoral student’s experience

Why you should read this article: • To gain confidence in implementing a multi-site study as...

Using legitimation criteria to establish rigour in sequential mixed-methods research

Legitimation criteria enable researchers to maintain quality throughout their studies

Using exploratory factor analysis to define levels of ontology in critical realism

Using exploratory factor analysis to define levels of ontology in critical realism

How exploratory factor analysis can help define the domains of ontology in critical realism

Psychoanalytically informed research interviewing: notes on the free association...

How to carry out and analyse research interviews informed by psychoanalysis

How to synthesise original findings back into the literature: a reintroduction to concurrent analysis

How to synthesise original findings back into the literature

A reintroduction to concurrent analysis

Features

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

Opinion

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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

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Research tree of knowledge

It is a changed world, but researchers need to be focused and value those around them

Nurse researchers should celebrate the value that research has in guiding healthcare practice

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Embracing technology

Digital technology: why nurses need to be at the centre of new developments

Nurse researchers must contribute to the meaningful design and implementation of innovations

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

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