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RCN Nursing Awards 2021 open for entries: who will be named nurse of the year?

Individuals and teams invited to nominate across 15 award categories

chancellor Rishi Sunak outside 11 Downing Street before heading to the Commons to deliver his budget

Unions label 1% nurse pay rise suggestion as 'insulting'

RCN accuses government of being dangerously out of touch with nursing staff and public

Picture shows nurses recruited from overseas working at Salford Royal NHS Foundation Trust

Rules relaxed on recruiting overseas nurses

RCN cautions that change risks damaging health and care systems of developing countries

nurse prepares a vial of coronavirus vaccine as staff are urged to have the jab

Healthcare staff vaccination: lead by example and have the jab, say chief nurses

Nurses and colleagues have a duty to be immunised, urge health leaders in open letter

The COVID-19 vaccine roll-out: what you need to know

Nurses are playing a leading role in the mass vaccination programme

Valerie Bednar with (inset) a prototype of the face mask she is helping to develop

Made-to-measure face masks: nurse working on prototype for healthcare staff

Universities helping to create reusable mask based on a scan of the user’s face

Evidence and Practice

Evidencing diversity: development of a structured tool for investigating teaching of pressure injury on people with darker skin tones

Developing a tool for the teaching of pressure injury on people with darker skin tones

Designing a tool for collecting data by analysing teaching materials

Constructing a middle-range theory to explain the uptake of hepatitis C tests in prison

Constructing a middle-range theory to explain the uptake of hepatitis C tests in prison

Developing middle-range theories requires an understanding of data collected and subject area

A simplified approach to critically appraising research evidence

A simplified approach to critically appraising research evidence

The ability to understand and evaluate research builds strong evidence-based practitioners

A practical guide to the systematic application of nominal group technique

This article provides a rationale for selecting nominal group technique as a research method

Consideration of methodological issues when using photo-elicitation in qualitative research

Methodological issues when using photo-elicitation in qualitative research

This article discusses the significance of photo-elicitation in qualitative research

Factor analysis

A practical example of exploratory factor analysis and critical realism

How exploratory factor analysis can link levels of ontology in critical realism

Features

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

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

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Strategies for becoming a successful writer

Many experience writing challenges, but there are techniques and strategies that can help you

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Bias is key to stopping institutional and structural racism in healthcare and research

Institutional racism not only damages our health, it can kill, and it does

Mental health nursing research unit offers nurses chance to develop skills and knowledge

New dedicated unit can support nurses in becoming more active in clinical research

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

From burnout to a top job in nursing research: what I’ve learned

Senior nurse researcher Jill Maben shares her tips for a move into research

Why you should do a PhD: a nurse’s guide to entering the research world

Children’s cancer nurse Helen Pearson explains what motivates her academic work

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