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Almost half of last year’s new NMC registrants were trained overseas

NMC data has sparked concern over quick fixes and recruitment from red list countries

Nurse looks back and waves as she stands beside exit

We’re off: NMC reveals extent of exodus from register as many leavers blame pandemic

Find out reasons why nurses say they feel forced to turn their backs on their careers

Community nurse who is a man chats to patient during a home visit

Attracting more men: is targeted recruitment key to unlocking growth in nurse numbers?

The nursing student cohort continues to be female-dominated thanks to stereotyping

Nurses ridicule idea of delaying retirement to plug gaps in care

Many nurses take to Nursing Standard’s Facebook page in response to NHS letter to retirees

Student loan interest rises: nurses told ‘Don’t panic’

Economist believes most nurses will not be affected – and explains why

Use International Nurses’ Day as time for reflection and self-care

Nurses are urged to think about their own health, and also use the day to celebrate nursing

Evidence and Practice

Biological basis of child health 15: understanding the renal system and common renal conditions in children

Biological basis of child health 15: the renal system and common renal conditions

The 15th in our series focuses on the renal system and common renal conditions in children

Reducing pressure injuries in children caused by peripheral intravenous cannulae

Reducing pressure injuries in children caused by peripheral intravenous cannulae

Education, tubular bandaging and skin inspections could reduce incidence of pressure injuries

Reflecting on the development of a band 5 nurse coordinators’ competency pathway in a children’s hospital

Development of a band 5 nurse coordinators’ competency pathway in a children’s hospital

How a children’s hospital developed a competency-based document and training day

Tourette’s syndrome: challenging misconceptions and improving understanding

Tourette’s syndrome: challenging misconceptions and improving understanding

Tourette’s syndrome affects about 1% of the school-age population

How can continuous positive airway pressure (CPAP) support a child’s breathing?

Why CPAP is used, complications, and how it differs from non-invasive ventilation (NIV)

Confidentiality breaches in hospital: the experiences of young people and parents

Confidentiality breaches in hospital: the experiences of young people and parents

This study demonstrates the challenges of preserving confidentiality in children’s wards

Features

Type 1 diabetes in children: an overview of the condition and its management

Nurses are seeing more children with type 1 diabetes: a round up of treatment and advice

Girl looking out of window

Are children with learning disabilities getting enough mental health support?

Learning disability nurses need to highlight the mental health needs of young people

What inspired me to become a nurse – and why I choose to stay

Nurses reflect on their route into the profession and what keeps them motivated

Safeguarding children from the risk of medication errors

Evidence shows children are the most vulnerable to mistakes in prescribing

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Nurses, healthcare assistants and other nursing professionals from across the UK who have died during the COVID-19 pandemi

COVID-19: remembering the nursing staff who have lost their lives

Colleagues and families pay tribute to nursing professionals who have died across the UK

Patient deterioration: combining skills, knowledge and gut feeling in decision-making

Experienced nurses share what they have learned about managing acutely ill patients

Opinion

Hepatitis in children: symptoms, possible causes and treatment

Children affected by the sudden onset of hepatitis are predominantly under five years old

NMC registration fee: where your money goes, plus how to get help to pay

What to do if you’re worried you’ll struggle to pay the £120, or have missed a payment

Racist abuse in the NHS: ignoring patients’ prejudice doesn’t make it go away

Managers expect staff to put up with insults, and when we don’t we’re called confrontational

Students

What to expect from a placement with a district nursing team

Hone your leadership, communication and clinical skills while supporting patients at home

What are e-PADs and how can I get the most out of them on placement?

The pros and cons of electronic practice assessment documents, plus tips from fellow students

Reasonable adjustments: what do I need to know and how can I adapt my practice?

How to ensure nursing care is person-centred and equally accessible to every individual

Careers

What does the role of diabetes specialist nurse involve?

Qualifications you need and the pay to expect in this influential and autonomous role

What is a digital nurse specialist – and could it be your next role?

Implementing new technologies is about change management and prioritising patient safety

Band 7 here I come: how to prepare yourself to achieve promotion

Advice on making the jump from band 6, and questions you’re likely to face at interview

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