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Picture of a Total Parenteral Nutrition fluids bag for feeding intravenously

Parenteral feeding in neonatal care: best practice

New national guidance aims to tackle wide variation in practice, safety concerns and costs

Parents of seriously ill children need dedicated mental health support

Rainbow Trust report finds parents experience ‘shock, fear, anxiety and helplessness’

Applications invited for new children's nursing research awards

Two awards on offer for a children's nurse and nursing student to present their research

Image of a patient exam as seen through a virtual reality headset. Nursing students at Middlesex University London are using virtual reality to experience what it is like to treat patients

Using virtual reality to help nursing students identify sepsis

University says headsets allow students to gain experience in potential patient scenarios

Illustration of a clipboard showing a ticklist, surrounded by individuals and everyday elements of a workplace. Nursing Standard's survey asks about nurses' workplace, conditions and commute

How does your workplace help or hinder you? Tell us about your job and conditions

Last chance to take our quick survey on the factors that are part of nurses’ working lives

Nurse recruitment sign

Number of NHS nurses in England rises – but union says patient demand is not being met

Latest figures show 8,570 more nurses, though number of health visitors has fallen

Evidence and Practice

Evaluating a nurse-led sleep support intervention to reduce melatonin prescribing in children and young people

Evaluating a nurse-led sleep support intervention to reduce melatonin prescribing in...

Why you should read this article • To recognise the effects of sleep deprivation on parents...

Role of school nurses in identifying and supporting children and young people with mental health issues

Role of school nurses in identifying and supporting children and young people with...

Why you should read this article • To recognise role of school nurses in mental health...

Non-biological lesbian mothers’ experiences of accessing healthcare for their children

Non-biological lesbian mothers’ experiences of accessing healthcare for their children

This group often experiences positive and negative interactions with healthcare professionals

Medication checks

A process for supporting children’s nurses after medication errors

Report on a quality improvement project aimed at improving the process of supporting nurses

Exploring support systems for nurses involved with safeguarding children

Exploring support systems for nurses involved with safeguarding children

Study found that safeguarding children work can have significant emotional effects on nurses

Parents’ perceptions of the transition of their child who is ventilator dependent from hospital to home

Perceptions of transition from hospital to home of a child who is ventilator dependent

Families can provide skilled, competent care at home to their children with support


Picture shows RCNi Awards 2019 Child health category winner Joanna Broderick (left) with a mother holding a baby and following the oxygen weaning guideline she developed.

The RCNi Nurse Awards 2020 can help put you and your specialty in the spotlight

2019's Child health category winner wants to inspire others to be innovative

Healthcare assistant Lisa Morgan in a ward at Freeman Hospital, Newcastle upon Tyne. She has improved the care of children facing cardiac surgery through a training package for care and support staff and other initiatives.

How a healthcare assistant made the operating theatre a less scary place for children

Award-winner Lisa Morgan's innovations help to ease the anxieties of children

Picture shows specialist transition nurse Giselle Padmore-Payne with patient Benjamin Tshibangu in a BBC London interview

Charity helps children’s transition to adult services

Specialist nurses funded by the Roald Dahl’s Marvellous Children’s Charity are helping to care for children with long-term conditions and smooth their transition to adult services

Broderick and Oram

Nurse develops community oxygen-weaning guideline for neonates with chronic lung disease

Joanna Broderick’s award-winning work has improved safety and enhanced patient autonomy

Putting wheezy children on a pathway to better health

Nurses in North London have cut the number of children re-admitted with breathing problems

Sports charity uses social prescribing to help young people

A charity is using social prescribing to support vulnerable young people in the community


Picture of children’s nurses

Are children’s nurses ready for collective leadership?

Children’s nurses are an eclectic group, but by speaking as one they can influence policy

Picture shows a boy using an Epipen in his thigh, demonstrating what to do in the event of an anaphylactic shock. Lynne Regent of the charity Anaphylaxis Campaign outlines what nurses need to know to support people at risk from severe allergic reactions.

What nurses need to know about supporting children with severe allergies

With hospital admissions for anaphylaxis on the rise, nurses need to offer the right support

Mary Seacole and Florence Nightingale

Nursing leadership: 2020 can be a showcase for nursing at its best

Should we take inspiration from the great nurses of the past?


MMR vaccine

Is it time to make MMR vaccination compulsory?

Nurses need to counteract the anti-vaccination movement’s propaganda


Parents are the real professionals when it comes to their children

Good communication is vital in assessing paediatric early warning systems


Your first presentation: a nursing student’s guide to speaking at conferences

How presenting can help you develop critical thinking skills, plus tips for preparing


Odds on favourite: my new career as a nurse at the British Racing School

Nurse Sharon Mott took on a challenge in agreeing to create a role where she is responsible for the health and well-being of young would-be jockeys and grooms at a horse racing school

Picture: Woman with diabetes wearing an insulin pump and checking her blood glucose on a smart phone app. An app can help children and young people with type 1 diabetes to calculate bolus insulin doses

Type 1 diabetes in children: how effective is using a smartphone app?

Study examined the efficacy of Euglyca app aimed at children and young people