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Our clinical nursing articles aim to inform and educate nurse practitioners and students. This is achieved through the publication of peer-reviewed, evidence-based, relevant and topical articles.

Evaluation of matron ward rounds to enhance patient experience and improve staff morale

Evaluation of matron ward rounds to enhance patient experience and improve staff morale

Intentional rounding was introduced in the UK in 2012 to improve direct nursing care...

Keeping support and clinical supervision on your agenda

Keeping support and clinical supervision on your agenda

Support and clinical supervision can benefit staff and service users. Inquiries have...

Challenges of being a hospital nurse manager in the Volta region of Ghana: a qualitative study

Challenges of being a hospital nurse manager in the Volta region of Ghana: a...

Aim To explore the challenges facing hospital nurse managers (HNMs) in selected hospitals in...

Student-led simulation: preparing students for leadership

Student-led simulation: preparing students for leadership

It is vital to prepare nurses to become informed leaders with the required knowledge and...

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Effects of ambulatory emergency care on organisational and patient outcomes

The aim of ambulatory emergency care (AEC) is to provide patients with ambulatory care‑...

Safeguarding of vulnerable adults training: assessing the effect of continuing professional development

Safeguarding of vulnerable adults training: assessing the effect of continuing...

Aim This article provides an insight into the effect of safeguarding of vulnerable adults...

Results of cross-faculty ‘capstone’ assessments involving nursing and performing arts students

Results of cross-faculty ‘capstone’ assessments involving nursing and performing arts...

This article describes how ‘capstone’ assessments were created to provide two different...

A novel solution to the nursing workforce crisis: recruitment of overseas nurses living locally

A novel solution to the nursing workforce crisis: recruitment of overseas nurses living...

Aneurin Bevan University Health Board has recruited nurses from overseas from within and...

Using the Care Excellence Framework to benchmark and improve patient care

Using the Care Excellence Framework to benchmark and improve patient care

Quality is complex and difficult to define, and institutions and organisations often have...

Supervision and assessment: the new Nursing and Midwifery Council standards

Supervision and assessment: the new Nursing and Midwifery Council standards

In the UK, mentors of pre-registration nurses must achieve the stage 2 outcomes of the...

Critical preparation and readiness to support future change

Critical preparation and readiness to support future change

The challenging nature of change is well documented and adequate preparation before...

The role and experiences of advanced nurse practitioners working in out of hours urgent care services in a primary care setting

The role and experiences of advanced nurse practitioners working in out of hours urgent...

GPs’ workload has increased significantly in recent years affecting their ability to provide...

Non-technical skills required to recognise and escalate patient deterioration in acute...

Recognising patient deterioration is a vital nursing role. Observation based on vital signs...

What keeps nurses happy? Implications for workforce well-being strategies

Aim The aim of this article is to present selected findings from a doctoral study on the...

Enhancing nurse satisfaction: an exploration of specialty nurse shortage in a region of...

Aim This article offers nurse managers guidance on analysing, managing and addressing a...

High fidelity simulation to improve multidisciplinary team working with pre-registrants

Simulation has been introduced in recent years into international nursing curricula. Many...

Reflective practices: meaningful recognition for healthy work environments

Nurses’ decisions about their intent to remain in the workforce are based on various factors...

Simulation using ‘live’ adult service users and moulage in a variety of settings

This article shows how simulation can be modified and adapted to benefit higher education...

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