Careers

Career advice

Scholarship led to national roll out of an innovative communication tool for young...

Joanna Poole on why a Florence Nightingale Emerging Leaders Scholarship improved...

‘Winning an RCNi Nurse Award increased my self-confidence and inspired me to do more’

Paediatric emergency nurse Drew McDonald won the Child Health category in the RCNi Nurse...

My elective in Malawi highlighted the true values of nursing

Final year nursing student Sarah S Ball reflects on her trip to a remote village in Malawi,...

Children will tell it how it is, so listen to them

Being one of only two learning disability consultants working in children’s hospitals in the...

Look after yourself

Caring for yourself when you are the patient

Being a nurse doesn’t give immunity from long-term illness: points to consider after being...

Sickness

Study highlights link between unfairness and staff sickness

Work dissatisfaction can affect health, recruitment and retention

My job

'Seek a mentor and don't be afraid to ask for feedback'

GOSH chief nurse discusses why the NHS is something to safeguard and cherish

Neil Evans

From car salesman to palliative care children's nurse

A chance encounter led Neil Evans to become a nurse at a hospice charity providing children...

Vera Clement

Palliative and end of life care can be a rewarding choice

Palliative care clinical nurse specialist for children and young people Vera Clement...

60 seconds with advanced nurse practitioner Emma Masters

Emma Masters’ patients are young people undergoing cancer treatment

Doris Corkin

Doris Corkin: 'My students’ achievements inspire me greatly'

Senior lecturer in education at the School of Nursing and Midwifery, Queen’s University...

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Kath Evans: ‘Working to improve child health is everyone’s business’

Kath Evans, director of nursing for babies, children and young people at Barts Health NHS...

Research in practice

Involving bereaved parents in research design can be a mutually beneficial experience

Tara Kerr-Elliott’s interviews influenced a proposed study on post-death care

Pregnant women at a parent support group

Experiences of pregnant women with fetal diagnosis of congenital heart disease

Parent support groups have an important role for women with fetal abnormalities

Child feeding

How patient involvement enhances research into feeding children during BMT

By sharing their views patients, families and researchers can ensure research is relevant

Is high-flow nasal cannula therapy feasible for managing bronchiolitis in ED?

A literature review examines potential benefits of using high-flow nasal cannula therapy

How to spot the signs of self harm in a young person and handle the situation

Nursing students at the University of Leeds looked into the issue of self-harm as part their...

Nurse/patient

How well equipped are children's nurses to deal with mental health conditions?

Literature review examines experiences of children's nurses and the impact training can...

Research and commentary

When a child dies, grandparents have unique support needs

The emotional pain felt by grandparents is often overlooked

Picture shows abstract image of child talking to her mother. A study explored whether children experienced less long-term stress if they were informed about their medical condition and planned surgery

What should parents tell children admitted to hospital about their diagnosis?

Lucy Bray looks at the implications for practice of a study examining how parents share...

NBS

Waiting on a newborn’s result from a heel prick test is an anxious time for parents

Healthcare professionals’ and parents’ experiences of the confirmatory testing period

What parents need to know about cystic fibrosis adult services

Parents managing a child’s cystic fibrosis need help when they switch to adult services

Asthma

Exploring new methods of adherence assessment for asthma care

Study looks at using an electronic monitoring device to measure adherence to treatment in...

Exercise

Recognising the barriers to physical activity for children with disabilities

Research highlights the barriers to exercise for young people with disabilities

Research essentials

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How to write for professional and academic journals

Once you have made the decision to publish your work the next step is to consider your...

Peer_Review

Responding to, and learning from, peer review feedback

Peer review is the evaluation of work by one or more people of similar competence, or who...

Social media

How to use social media to disseminate research findings

Traditionally, research and theoretical studies have been disseminated through articles...

Designing a presentation

How to prepare conference abstracts and poster presentations

Hints and tips on preparing an engaging and targeted abstract for a conference presentation...

Presenting to a committee

How to apply for research ethics committee approval

This article explores when and where ethical approval is required and how this should be...

frances

Considerations when costing research grants

Conducting research to a high standard requires funding and grant applications to funding...

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