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RCN International Nursing Research Conference 2018 lines up leading speakers from...

Resilience, changing nursing roles and financial challenges will be discussed at an...

Could YOU be RCN Nurse of the Year 2018?

Last few days to enter the RCNi Nurse Awards, the profession's top accolade, as the February...

Depression linked to genes associated with mood, anxiety

People affected by depression may have genes associated with anxiety, worry and low mood, a...

Probiotics and xylitol gum can’t replace antibiotics

Using probiotics and xylitol chewing gum to alleviate sore throats as an alternative to...

Emotional distress

Self-harm a sign of emotional pain rather than cry for help

Most people who self-harm do so as a way to deal with emotional distress rather than as a...

Trolley corridor

Nursing Standard straw poll reveals 90% of respondents believe winter pressures are...

Nurses have demanded the prime minister and health secretary join them on the front line...

Evidence and Practice

Philosophy

Introduction to positivism, interpretivism and critical theory

Background There are three commonly known philosophical research paradigms used to guide...

Paradigms

The search for understanding: the role of paradigms

Background Kuhn’s ( 1962 ) acknowledgement of a paradigm as a way that scientists make sense...

Concept analysis

Making sense of concept analysis

Background Concept analysis is frequently the first step novice nurse researchers take when...

Analysing data

Using Colaizzi’s method of data analysis to explore the experiences of nurse academics...

Background Phenomenology is a useful methodological approach in qualitative nursing research...

Diaries

Using diaries to collect data in phenomenological research

Background Collecting data in phenomenological research can be difficult and an often under-...

Core stories

Core story creation: analysing narratives to construct stories for learning

Background Educational research uses narrative enquiry to gain and interpret people’s...

Revalidation

Practice-related feedback: Published paper proves value of innovative student support

Alison Finch, lead nurse for nursing and midwifery revalidation, reflects on the value of...

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Revalidation video

Watch our animated guide to revalidation

Our short film explains the revalidation process

Continuous development

Revalidation process gives specialists a chance to shine

As the first tranche of staff renew registration this month, cancer nurses explain why a new...

Patient feedback

How nurses are preparing for the revalidation process

Five nurses from across the UK discuss their plans for renewing their registration,...

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Reflective writing

An introduction to revalidation

Why revalidation, why now?

Reflective writing

How Bupa created an infrastructure to support revalidation

Paul Edwards and colleagues explain how Bupa created an infrastructure for nurse leaders to...

Features

Framework for change: supporting you to drive improvement

The Leading Change, Adding Value framework for nursing, midwifery and care staff is halfway...

Opinion

Yvonne Coghill: Why you should nominate a colleague for an RCNi Award

Too few nurses from black and minority ethnic backgrounds receive awards for their efforts,...

Susan Aitkenhead: National framework for nursing, midwifery and care staff will ensure...

Leading Change, Adding Value (LCAV) puts a new emphasis on measuring improvement. With the...

Linda Aiken: NHS policy is driving harmful variation in nurse staffing levels and...

The latest evidence on registered nurse numbers and patient satisfaction makes the case for...

Careers

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...

Janet Carpenter

Pay attention to serendipity

When and why did you develop an interest in research? My first nursing job was as a staff...

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Further study for further development: the primacy of postgraduate studies

Since nursing became an all-graduate profession, undertaking a master's degree has become an...

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