Editorial

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COVID-19: research students need support to tackle the uncertainties caused by pandemic

Doctoral candidates face an unclear future, not least in their capacity to complete projects

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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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Picture shows a woman using a computer and writing in a notebook.  Liz Halcomb, editor of Nurse Researcher, lists five reasons why it is worth taking the extra step of publishing work about your methodology or research methods.

How you can help other researchers to expand their thinking

Why not take the extra step of publishing work about your methodology or research methods

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Research conference

UK nurse research training programmes prove to be a hot topic at RCN conference

An international conference offered the chance for nurse researchers worldwide to share ideas

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A medal that shows how far nurse research has come

Nurses should seek opportunities to showcase the quality work being done by nurse researchers in all areas of practice

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Successful researchers rarely tend to work in isolation

Liz Halcomb on the attibutes of good researchers and the value of teamwork

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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

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Predatory publishing

Time to 'fight the fakes' and stand against predatory publishers

A concerted effort from researchers is needed to combat research papers with no peer review or editorial oversight

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Questions to ask yourself before submitting a paper

There are some simple pieces of advice to follow if you want to get your research published

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Nominate your colleague

A chance for ‘ordinary’ nurses to share, inspire and win recognition for their...

Nominate yourself or a colleague for this year’s RCNi Nurse Awards and help celebrate exceptional nursing care, writes editor Graham Scott

Jeremy Hunt

Survey reiterates the morale mantra, but Hunt still not listening

A new survey by Nursing Standard and the Sunday Mirror newspaper reinforces the obvious reason why morale is poor: nurses simply do not feel valued, writes Graham Scott

Graham Scott

RCN sets the bar high for advanced nursing status

It’s good to see the college taking the lead on defining advanced practice, and it seems accreditation won’t be easy to achieve, writes Nursing Standard editor Graham Scott

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Let’s redress the balance with Nurse Awards

The annual RCNi Nurse Awards exist so that healthcare staff receive the recognition they...

We must remain nurse-focused

The spectacular RCN international nursing research conference in Edinburgh last month saw...

Measuring research success

Defining successful research can be complex. For novice researchers, success may involve...

Making space for reflection

Clinicians and researchers often say they do not have time to reflect. Although we are all...

Reviewers needed: apply here

Peer review is an essential task in the professional publishing process. Reviewers provide a...

Bridging the theory-practice gap

Compared with clinically focused units, research coursework is often viewed negatively and...

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