Skilled in the everyday arts

The role of the outpatient department nurse may not be the stuff of TV dramas, but it is...

Playing the waiting game

After three years of study it is great to begin your first job… or it would be.

Some Christmas gifts should come with a health warning

WISE KIDS founder Sangeet Bhullar on why we need a rethink on how we prepare and support...

Value of difference

As the NHS prepares to introduce non‑invasive prenatal testing, a nurse reflects on bringing...

Student voice: time to take care?

The ban on sugary food and drinks in hospitals shows NHS England do not realise how busy...

From the Jungle to a sense of safety

Children’s commissioner Anne Longfield on nurses’ role in ensuring migrant children from the

Overcoming ignorance of basic sex education

Are schools doing enough to prepare children for adulthood? Lucy Emmerson, coordinator of

We need school nurses now more than ever

School nurses are in a unique position to spot the early signs of abuse in children, but

A pragmatic approach to children’s nursing

It’s time to change the mantra from family-centred care to pragmatic children’s nursing,

Making collaboration work

Strategic partnerships that focus on children’s specialist services work well, says Alison

Turning a blind eye to the needs of young people

Heather Henry bridges the gaps between a broken community

Turn a disappointing placement into a positive one

A difficult placement has its drawbacks, but dig deeper and you will always find something

Student voice - Care begins at home

While I don’t imagine anyone in any line of work feels happy about calling in sick, I have...

Student voice - Getting motivated

On the whole, I consider myself a calm, logical person who rarely gets stressed. This stands...

In memory of June Jolly

June Jolly, who has died at the age of 87, was an influential nurse and author who helped...

Making nursing degree only was a positive move

In December the government announced plans to develop a new healthcare role, the nursing...

RCN's centenary offers a chance to reflect on a century of change

Former RCN president Lucy Ottley once said: ‘What an opportunity we have to guide the future...

A change for the better

Revalidation, one of the most significant changes to the regulation of nurses and midwives,...