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Call for night shift nurses to be part of type 2 diabetes study

Researchers aim to develop intervention to improve health of workers living with the disease

NHS pay award: will nurses in England vote for industrial action?

RCN ballot opens next month and the results will inform next steps in pay dispute

Return to practice nurse

Former nurses offered £1,000 incentive to return to practice in England

But the RCN calls for urgent action to address why so many nurses leave the profession

NHS pay: industrial action one step closer as union enters dispute process

Nurses angry at ministers’ imposition of ‘insulting’ 3% pay rise in Wales, claims RCN

Nurses’ determination praised, but senior leaders urge staff to look after well-being

Letter of support acknowledges ongoing pressures as difficult winter approaches

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Essay mills to be banned: crackdown announced on ‘completely unethical’ online services

Impact of market for ready-written nursing essays has been worrying universities

Evidence and Practice

Enhancing knowledge of mental health issues among children’s nursing students: evaluation of a service user-led workshop

Enhancing knowledge of mental health issues among children’s nursing students:...

Why you should read this article: • To understand the experiences of children and young...

What is ECMO and how can it save the sickest of children?

ECMO can support children with primary respiratory and cardiac failure

Biological basis of child health 14: understanding the immune system, vaccines, allergy and disease

Biological basis of child health 14: the immune system, vaccines, allergy and disease

The 14th in a series on the biological basis of child health, focuses on the immune system

Biological basis of child health 13: structure and functions of the skin, and common children’s skin conditions

Structure and functions of the skin, and common children’s skin conditions

The 13th in our series on the biological basis of child health, focuses on the skin

Supporting the transition from nursing student to newly qualified children’s nurse

Supporting the transition from nursing student to newly qualified children’s nurse

A look at the challenges in the transition to children’s nurse and support strategies

Complex needs

Educational requirements of nurses providing care to children with complex needs

Numbers of children with complex needs has increased and many are cared for in the community

Features

Sexual exploitation of children: how to raise concerns

NSPCC warns of a rise in cases of child exploitation during the pandemic

A day in the life: nursing at a special school for pupils with learning disabilities

Anxious children, COVID-19 scares and hospital admissions all in a day’s challenges

How to spot and act on the red flag signs of childhood cancer

Potential cases can be easily missed in primary care as symptoms mirror common ailments

COVID-19 leadership challenges: experiences of nurses from minority ethnic backgrounds

Five nursing professionals describe how the pandemic affected their work, teams and patients

Nurses and stress: how performing arts skills can improve self-care and communication

Training given by actors is helping NHS staff to look after themselves better

Free

Nurses’ time to shine: how to get started on your RCN Nursing Awards entry

Advice from winners, nominees and our chair of judges to help you celebrate your achievements

Opinion

Malaria vaccine: why we should keep some perspective with children and COVID-19

Malaria kills 260,000 children under five a year in Africa, so a new vaccine is a life-changer

‘And your name is?’: why children’s nurses should ask accompanying adults this question

Calling someone accompanying an unwell child ‘mum’ or ‘dad’ can be disrespectful or wrong

COVID-19 vaccine rollout for children aged 12-15: what school nurses need to know

UK’s chief medical officers considered transmission risks and side effects

Students

I secured my dream role while still a second-year – tips on finding your first job

How I secured my first post-registration nurse role, and advice on how you can too

Safeguarding demystified: a beginner’s guide

It’s an issue fundamental to nursing care, but do you know what’s expected of you?

How to be clear: communication tips for compassionate care and effective teamwork

Advice on adapting your communication style to the needs of patients and colleagues

Careers

Becoming a nurse prescriber: how it could take your career in unexpected directions

Find out what you need to do to be qualified to practise as a non-medical prescriber

What does a scrub nurse do – and could you be one?

Perioperative practitioners, or theatre nurses, work in anaesthetics, surgery or recovery

What are transferable skills and how can I use them to get my next nursing role?

Learn to identify and develop the skills you use day-to-day that can open up career options

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