Clinical

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.

Improving patients’ sleep: reducing light and noise levels on wards at night

There is much research concerning the psychological and physical effects of sleep...

Developing a smartphone app to support the nursing community

Healthcare professionals are turning increasingly to the digital sector to access...

Managers’ role in maximising investment in continuing professional education

Healthcare organisations face the challenge of delivering care in increasingly complex...

Interpersonal behaviour in relation to burnout

Organisational and work-related challenges faced by midwives make them vulnerable to burnout...

Inspiring undergraduates towards a career in community nursing

This article is based on the findings of a literature review commissioned by the Queen’s...

Nurse practitioners changing health behaviours: one patient at a time

In 2005, legislation was enacted allowing nurse practitioners (NPs) to practise in British...

Caring for children with complex needs

This article describes the role of the community neonatal nurse in the discharge of infants...

Dragons’ Den: promoting healthcare research and innovation

The changing health and social care landscape, and, in particular, the financial challenges...

Lessons from school: what nurse leaders can learn from education

The drive to improve quality in the education sector is similar to that in health care, and...

Illness prevention in the NHS five year forward view

Illness prevention is a priority for the NHS Mandate and the Five Year Forward View, and...

Nutritional habits and cognitive performance of older adults

Healthy nutritional habits, including drinking plenty of water and maintaining hydration,...

Evidence-based development in nurse-led interprofessional teams

Team-based care is often described as the best way to provide health care. However the...

How nurses contribute to medicines reconciliation

The process of obtaining an up-to-date and accurate patient medication list, medicines...

Staff perceptions of patient visibility systems in acute care settings

Patient care visibility technology systems provide real-time information about patient...

Factors that influence nurses’ job satisfaction: a literature review

Job satisfaction has become a critical issue for healthcare organisations in recent years,...

Early warning scores: a sign of deterioration in patients and systems

The early warning score system is a decision-making tool that has a simple design, yet its...

Specific standards of care for adults with intellectual disabilities

Individuals with intellectual and developmental disabilities (ID) represent a small but...

A framework to support the revalidation process

In January 2016, all registered nurses and midwives will be required to revalidate their...

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