‘Nurses don’t wear stethoscopes’ – but here’s why you should

Stethoscopes are required for respiratory assessments, so why don’t more nurses wear them?

Time to put a stop to the dilution of field-specific training

A return to generic nurse training would risk shifting the focus of nursing care to adults

Nurse burnout is a worldwide emergency – investment is the lifeline

What’s needed now to address staff shortages, insufficient pay and spiralling stress

Why I’m voting to reject the pay deal – and to fight for a better offer

Voting yes would mean two more years of real-terms cuts, and accepting the staffing crisis

Why I’ll be voting to accept the new pay offer – even though it’s not enough

Prospect of a pay scale just for nurses makes paltry rise worth the short-term compromise

I’ve been overpaid by my employer – can I keep the money or do I have to give it back?

What you should do if you find an unexpected ‘bonus’ in your pay packet

Why cuts to health visitor numbers are fuelling a baby care crisis

Backlogs of care and unmet needs in health visiting services have been overlooked

Raising concerns: would you be reluctant to challenge a doctor?

Professional and personal barriers can get in the way of effective communication

Why water-filled gloves can be a burns hazard in the ED

Gloves with warm water inside can aid cannulation, but be aware of the burns risk

Nurse managers and leaders – how can we ensure they are synonymous?

Understanding of compassionate leadership is vital in manager roles, but not always present

Nurses are striking worldwide and their discontent is about more than simply pay

Why the past year has seen a spike in protests… but guess how grievances get resolved

Jaundice: how one nurse’s chance discovery in the 1950s transformed neonatal care

Jean Ward’s observation of babies in her care paved the way for the modern-day treatment

Gender bias in leadership roles: how to unleash female nurses’ full potential

Women are held back from promotion by complex factors, but we may have found a solution

Medication errors: why colour-coded trays are no match for critical thinking

When ‘safety measures’ could actually be increasing the risk of errors

Do you feel helpless to influence change? Well, you’re not – and here’s why

Florence Nightingale Foundation wants to help you push for change at the highest levels

Reporting a sexual assault at work: why I would do it again

One nurse’s experience of this professional duty, from making a statement to going to court

Shift-working on repeat: how can nurses avoid physical burnout?

Many nurses talk of emotional burnout, but there can be debilitating physical symptoms too

Ventilator-dependent children’s lives put at risk by high energy costs

Nurses can act and advocate for children and families facing cost of living crisis