Nurses worldwide need better pay to make profession more attractive – ICN

Governments are failing to use nurse pay and conditions as a lever of workforce expansion

Why diagnostic overshadowing could be costing lives

Making assumptions about people with learning disabilities harms outcomes, congress told

Medical use of cannabis should be decriminalised, says RCN congress

Decriminalise use of the class B drug for medical purposes, nurses urge

Nurse in car

Prison nurses say epidemic of 'zombie drug' Spice is threatening their health...

RCN calls for action to protect prison nurses exposed to psychoactive smoke

Spice in Prisons

Prison nurses report cases of daily abuse and intimidation

RCN pledges support after hearing of burnt-out prison nurses' daily encounters with serious...

Jonathan Beebee

Congress votes unanimously to preserve field of learning disability nursing

In a congress debate, members heard that universities were closing programmes and nurses...

Evidence and Practice

Diagnosis and management of patients with atrial fibrillation

Why you should read this article: • To enhance your understanding of the link between atrial...


Nursing management of patients with faecal incontinence

Why you should read this article: » To enhance your understanding of the signs, symptoms,...

Urinary incontinence

Assessment and management of urinary incontinence in women

Why you should read this article: » To update your knowledge of the types of urinary...


Exploring the role of advanced nurse practitioners in leadership

Why you should read this article: » To understand some of the main challenges for advanced...


How to record a 12-lead electrocardiogram

Why you should read this article: • To acknowledge the importance of recording a 12-lead...

Fixed drug eruption

Identification and management of drug allergy

Why you should read this article: » To understand and recognise the main types of allergic...


Write a reflective account

Write a reflective account

Reflect on what you have learned from a CPD article and gain a certificate of learning

Revalidation video

Watch our animated guide to revalidation

Our short film explains the revalidation process

Legal responsibilities

Legal responsibilities

A CPD article improved Bernadette Parsons’ understanding of the legal standard of care...

Heart failure

Heart failure: part 2

A CPD article improved Anita Skinner’s knowledge of the treatment and management of chronic...

Writing an article provided a chance to gain valuable feedback

Despite being an experienced nurse and lecturer, Nelson Selvaraj initially found writing an...

Heart failure

Heart failure: part 1

A CPD article improved Anita Skinner’s knowledge of the pathophysiology, signs and symptoms...



How to embrace technologies transforming care

New systems and apps are improving the way nurses interact with patients and colleagues

A nurse’s story: what it takes to do the hardest job of all

Author and RCN congress keynote speaker Christie Watson says nurses desperately need support

Pride in the rich past of nursing’s diversity

RCN exhibition reveals history of LGBT and BME nurses and those with disabilities

Brave nurses who helped win women the vote

Nurses who fought for women’s suffrage are largely unacknowledged, but their courage is an...

middle-aged female nurse

Menopause: why nurses need help from their employers

Demand is growing to change workplace conditions to help staff cope with symptoms

Molly the therapy dog

Lighting up lives with pet therapy

Nurse Sarah Wale explains how her border collie Molly helps people with dementia


Nurses shouldn't have to lie to patients about staff shortages...

Hospital managers must take responsibility when understaffing affects care, says Jane Bates

Gender bias

Jane Bates: The unsaid gender bias in nurses' poor pay...

The glass ceiling doesn't seem to affect our male colleagues

Gender stereotypes have no place in defence of pay deal

Gender and social media posts will not affect vote


What to expect from a placement in police custody

A police custody suite offers many opportunities to learn about person-centred care

Pay deal

A student's guide to the proposed NHS pay deal...

The student representative for RCN's trade union committee considers the implications of the...

Empowering nursing students to become more politically engaged

RCN workshop encourages student leaders to see the benefits for patients


Hidden judgement

How to challenge the misguided assumptions we all make

You cannot take back an insensitive comment, but you can minimise the risk of it happening


How to help colleagues during real-life dramas

Supporting a nurse who is struggling can be difficult, but just listening is a good start

RCN congress

‘More bang for your buck’ at this year’s RCN congress

Four-day event in Belfast will offer a range of learning sessions and CPD opportunities

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