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Nursing Awards 2021

RCN Nursing Awards 2021: find out who is on the shortlist

Our finalists showcase the best of nursing and the profession’s response to COVID-19

Health and social care secretary Matt Hancock

Hancock accused of failing to credit nurses in vaccine rollout

Contribution of general practice nurses, rather than GPs, ‘should be made explicit’

Hundreds of nurses who called charity helpline during pandemic had attempted suicide

Laura Hyde Foundation produces suicide prevention resource amid ‘mental health pandemic’

Picture shows two women dressed in smart scrubs

Nursing uniform in England could be standardised next summer

Consultation shows majority of nurses back a common NHS uniform – with one clear favourite

High-earning nurse convicted of sick pay fraud is spared jail

Band 8c nurse Sheila Loveridge gets 16-month suspended sentence for defrauding NHS of £38,500

House prices rose six times faster than average nurse’s pay over past decade – report

Researchers say prospect of nurses getting on property ladder ‘now almost inconceivable’

Evidence and Practice

Nursing organisation during COVID-19: experiences of an unaided, not-for-profit quaternary care teaching hospital in India

Nursing during COVID-19: experiences of a quaternary care teaching hospital in India

How a hospital in India responded to the challenges presented by COVID-19

Advanced nurse practitioners

Perceptions and beliefs about the regulation of advanced nurse practitioners

An exploration and discussion of the proposed regulation of advanced nurse practitioners

Nurse manager

Exploring the role of effective nurse leadership during COVID-19

An evaluation of the importance of leadership in nursing

Supporting the well-being of nurses working during COVID-19

Supporting the well-being of nurses working during COVID-19

A look at the enhanced support for healthcare staff during the pandemic and lessons learned

Ward staffing

Implementation of a ward staff self-rostering system: improving morale and retention

Staff morale is important in maintaining and improving nurse recruitment and retention

Nursing-sensitive indicators: a concept analysis

Nursing-sensitive indicators: a concept analysis

Criteria for changes in a person’s health status that nursing care can directly affect

Features

The real-life Charlie Fairhead: how my career inspired Casualty character

Gary Jones talks about how it feels to have his nursing career portrayed on the small screen

What to say to a bereaved colleague

How to offer support, bearing in mind the different ways faiths and cultures deal with loss

COVID-19 leadership challenges: experiences of nurses from minority ethnic backgrounds

Five nursing professionals describe how the pandemic affected their work, teams and patients

Nurses and stress: how performing arts skills can improve self-care and communication

Training given by actors is helping NHS staff to look after themselves better

Magnet hospitals: what makes them places where nurses want to work?

Why UK hospitals are trialling the US model and what it means for staff and patients

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Nurses’ time to shine: how to get started on your RCN Nursing Awards entry

Advice from winners, nominees and our chair of judges to help you celebrate your achievements

Opinion

Could coronavirus vaccination become compulsory for nurses?

Mandatory vaccination and the rights of individuals and employers

Overseas nurses: my tips to secure a successful nursing career in the UK

Nurse Sojan Varghese recounts his journey from Dubai to London

Nurse burnout: why the term ‘resilience’ may do more harm than good

The ‘supernurse’ culture puts too much responsibility on staff

Careers

Nurse burnout: the course helping staff to be advocates for self-care among colleagues

Course aims to meet nurses’ emotional needs using clinical supervision model

How never to let racism hold back your nursing career

As a migrant nurse, I knew I must create my own career opportunities – and here’s how

Why human factors is about more than communication and teamwork

How human factors can improve nurses’ workplaces and create safer, streamlined services

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