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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

Ethel Armstrong

NHS at 70: 'a great British achievement' says PM as veteran nurse runs NHS...

@NHS Twitter account is being run for the day by 87-year-old Ethel Armstrong, who was...

Evidence and Practice

Research

The challenges of researching drug-related emergency department presentations using...

Background Health research through review of medical charts is a useful way to understand...

Understanding, choosing and applying grounded theory: part 2

Understanding, choosing and applying grounded theory: part 2

Background A fundamental decision when planning a study is the selection of the most...

Understanding, choosing and applying grounded theory: part 1

Understanding, choosing and applying grounded theory: part 1

Background Grounded theory is one of the most widely used qualitative research methodologies...

Comprehensive evaluation of interventions: eight vital parameters

Comprehensive evaluation of interventions: eight vital parameters

Background It is critically important to determine the effectiveness of an intervention...

A step-by-step approach to developing scales for survey research

A step-by-step approach to developing scales for survey research

Background While questionnaires and scales are some of the simplest methods of collecting...

Application of meta-summary to derive a measurement instrument

Application of meta-summary to derive a measurement instrument from the literature: a...

Background Measurement tools are a common method to collect data in observational and survey...

Opinion

Measuring research

Measuring up quantitative research methods

Liz Halcomb highlights the areas of debate and introduces four new articles

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Impact

Maximise your research impact to make a difference

High impact research, maximising research reach and measuring the effects should be priority

Qualitative analysis

An exploration of different qualitative analysis techniques

Lucie Ramjan introduces five new Nurse Researcher articles relating to qualitative analysis...

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

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...

Janet Carpenter

Pay attention to serendipity

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