My job

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

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

Children and young people’s health needs must be central post-pandemic

New RCN professional lead for children and young people Peta Clark sets out her priorities

Island nursing: why it’s rich in career opportunities as well as work-life balance

A nurse explains the professional rewards of finding a job on a small island

Critical care in the community: how a secondment has expanded my skills and experience

RCN Nurse of the Year Ana Waddington is pushing her boundaries in a mobile response unit role

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

'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 and young people with end-of-life care. Here, he reflects on his experiences

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 describes why she is dedicated to improving choice for end of life care

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 Belfast Doris Corkin discusses her career


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 Trust, discusses the importance of asking children how their care could be improved, and why nurses need good role models.

Alan Glasper, emeritus professor of children's and young people's nursing at the University of Southampton

Alan Glasper: 'The ability to make a sick child smile is a priceless quality'

Alan Glasper, emeritus professor of children and young people's nursing at the University of Southampton, discusses how he became the first active children's nurse to achieve professorial status, and why a sense of humour is essential.

‘Listen to what the children and young people are saying to you’

Chair of the Association of Chief Children's Nurses and Birmingham Women’s and Children’s...

Creating lasting memories in end of life care

Lead nurse Candice St John has a unique way to help bereaved families remember their children

'Children have different health needs - invest in research now and save money...

Associate professor in children and young people's nursing, Linda Milnes on why obtaining...

My job: lead nurse for children's cancer and campaigner...

Rachel Hollis is a stalwart RCN campaigner for children’s services. The former chair of the...

‘Children just want to know people are listening to them’

Simon Hardcastle is about to take over as head of nursing children’s services hospital in...

60 seconds with RCNi child health award winner Drew McDonald

Never settle for second best and always keep an open mind, says Drew McDonald, winner of the...