Children and young people nursing students learn and ask questions about baby incubation in a simulated exercise

Let’s ensure there is positive change in children and young people’s nurse education

A new university project aims to address education concerns and bring about change

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The resilience of the nursing workforce has been sorely tested over the summer

Long-term health consequences of the pandemic for children are coming to the fore


Why we still need to be alert to COVID-19 in children

A rise in hepatitis cases is being investigated and there could be links to the pandemic


Why workforce shortages and working practices in the NHS need to be addressed

Children’s nurses are agile and adaptable, but they are under increasing pressure and tired

Overwhelmed: how children’s nurses are keeping going despite the constant pressure

A number of concerns are contributing to children’s nurses' anxiety

Will – and should – children receive the COVID-19 vaccine?

There’s no consensus on vaccinating children but school nurses will be key

Could it be you? Entries invited for the RCN Nursing Awards’ child health category

Entries for the 2021 RCN Nursing Awards are now open

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COVID-19 and mental health: the fallout for children and young people

More nurses and more support are needed to cope with a growing mental health crisis

COVID-19: when will we return to some sort of normality?

A potential end to the pandemic is in sight, but tired nurses still face daily uncertainties

How school nurses rose to the challenge of the COVID-19 front line

Children have not felt the impact of the pandemic as older people have, but are still affected by food poverty, safeguarding and the struggle to provide schooling


COVID-19: are children’s nurses prepared for a second wave?

As young people return to education, we must be ready for a resurgence in the COVID-19 pandemic

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COVID-19 pushes children’s safeguarding issues under the radar

The focus on the pandemic means safeguarding tragedies do not get the attention they deserve


COVID-19: the challenges for children's nurses ...

Social isolation and anxiety about contagion may have psychological effects on children and...

Are children’s nurses ready for collective leadership?

Children’s nurses are an eclectic group, but by speaking as one they can influence policy

Nursing leadership: 2020 can be a showcase for nursing at its best

Should we take inspiration from the great nurses of the past?

Neonatal support plans fail the most vulnerable

Parents need more support when infants go into neonatal care, but new proposals fall short

Nursing shortages has its impact in every area of children's services...

More must be done to improve recruitment and retention from neonatal care to school nursing

Sepsis: why a nationally agreed early warning system for children is urgently needed

 Children's nurse Gillian Priday urged RCN congress to lobby for mandatory training to...