The pandemic may have given you a taste of more senior roles – so consider your next move
Children’s cancer nurse Helen Pearson explains what motivates her academic work
Joanna Poole on why a Florence Nightingale Emerging Leaders Scholarship improved communication with patients and reinvigorated her career
Paediatric emergency nurse Drew McDonald won the Child Health category in the RCNi Nurse Awards 2017 for his project developing a sepsis recognition tool for triage. He talks to Elaine Cole about the positive effect that winning the award has had on his practice and his personal development
Final year nursing student Sarah S Ball reflects on her trip to a remote village in Malawi, and how the duty of care is still at the heart of good practice.
New RCN professional lead for children and young people Peta Clark sets out her priorities
A nurse explains the professional rewards of finding a job on a small island
RCN Nurse of the Year Ana Waddington is pushing her boundaries in a mobile response unit role
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
GOSH chief nurse discusses why the NHS is something to safeguard and cherish
A chance encounter led Neil Evans to become a nurse at a hospice charity providing children and young people with end-of-life care. Here, he reflects on his experiences
Involving children and young people in healthcare research presents challenges for nurses
Does ‘hope’ help as a coping mechanism in clinical trials or give rise to misconceptions and possibly false hope?
Parent support groups have an important role for women with fetal abnormalities
Tara Kerr-Elliott’s interviews influenced a proposed study on post-death care
By sharing their views patients, families and researchers can ensure research is relevant
A literature review examines potential benefits of using high-flow nasal cannula therapy
Study examined the efficacy of Euglyca app aimed at children and young people
And what about the parents?
How parents are told their child may have cystic fibrosis can affect their distress
Lucy Bray looks at the implications for practice of a study examining how parents share medical information with their children
The emotional pain felt by grandparents is often overlooked
Healthcare professionals’ and parents’ experiences of the confirmatory testing period
Once you have made the decision to publish your work the next step is to consider your intended audience. Knowing your audience will also assist you to consider which journal is the most appropriate for your article.
Peer review is the evaluation of work by one or more people of similar competence, or who have expertise in the same area of practice.
Traditionally, research and theoretical studies have been disseminated through articles published in journals or via conferences as oral or poster presentations. However, the rise of the internet and social media in particular has broadened opportunities. Work can now be published in novel ways, and social media can be used to draw attention to work that has been published in traditional media. This article will guide you through some of these.
Hints and tips on preparing an engaging and targeted abstract for a conference presentation, as well as creating a high-impact poster.
This article explores when and where ethical approval is required and how this should be undertaken.
Conducting research to a high standard requires funding and grant applications to funding bodies need a detailed breakdown of justified costs to show value for money. All expenditure must be accounted for, even down to the cost of tea and coffee.