A nurse in scrubs is frowning and hunching her shoulders in a sign of distress

Under excess pressure? The emotional signs of stress and how to deal with them

Tips for identifying worrying signs and supporting yourself and colleagues

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Daunted by public speaking? Tips to take you from nervous to confident

Nurse experts share their advice on how to prepare well and engage an audience

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How can nursing teams improve communication between generations?

Five nurses on the learning opportunities in teams with different levels of experience

When you’re the patient: what I learned from being on the other side

Four nurses talk about compassion, curiosity and what mattered most to them

Preparing for retirement: how to fill the gap left after leaving nursing

Some feel a sense of lost identity. Find out how to plan ahead, emotionally and practically

News coverage

Protect your well-being: how to stay calm when the world feels chaotic

Ways to maintain your focus and balance in the face of relentless grim news

Julie Roye, RCN Nurse of the Year 2023

RCN Nurse of the Year 2023: ‘We empower patients with choice’

Julie Roye’s determination to break down health inequalities has had an impressive impact

De-escalation techniques: 7 tips for handling conflict situations

Tension occurs in every setting – these skills can help you manage it and stay calm

Raising concerns in the NHS: Letby case shows the time for culture change is now

Urgent improvements nurses want to see, plus advice on whistleblowing and speaking up

Compassionate leadership: how to create psychological safety in your team

Developing a culture where staff feel supported leads to better care and morale. Find out how


5 ways to de-stress after a shift: tips to help you relax and get perspective

Advice on steps to take to prevent burnout and maintain work-life balance

Conflict at work: 3 common flare-ups and how to resolve (or prevent) them

When ill-feeling threatens to take hold at work, use these tips to help restore harmony

Missed out on the role you wanted? How to deal with career disappointments

Viewed positively, a job rejection can help you clarify your career ambitions

Rude colleagues and negative working relationships: a survival guide for nurses

Advice on feeling empowered to address incivility at work while remaining compassionate

Professional boundaries: when nurse-patient relationships become over-friendly

How off-duty messages or interactions with patients could have serious consequences

On the verge of burnout? 7 signs to look for and how to cope

Positive steps nurses can take to help reduce risk and enhance your work-life balance

Well-chosen words: how what you say makes a difference to outcomes

Tips for more powerful, productive and empathetic conversations with patients

Learning from mistakes: how to make error a springboard to safer practice

Care improvements can only happen when you feel safe to admit when things have gone wrong