Nurse apprenticeships: why they’re a great way to start your nursing career

Minister and former nurse Anne Milton urges would-be nurses to consider apprenticeships

Nurses need to focus on their own health even though the odds are stacked against them

A new film aims to help nurses ditch coping mechanisms that are damaging their health

Diabetes: how nurses can empower patients to achieve realistic lifestyle change

Enable the patient to take responsibility for their own diabetes management

Why the gloomy claims about BME representation at board level don’t add up

Don’t believe the assertion that diversity on NHS boards is declining, writes WRES director

Leave judgement at the door when talking about self-harm

Like many harmful coping strategies, self-harm provides short-term relief

How nurses can use their expertise to influence global health policy

ICN chief Howard Catton looks at what the Year of the Nurse and Midwife has in store

NHS People Plan: we need ambition, funding and leaders who are legally accountable

Safe staffing crisis is crying out for solutions that are radical, says RCN England director

Innovation: how nurses can identify need and find solutions

Nurses have an essential role in helping organisations adopt new ways to cope with demand

The latest learning disability care scandal makes me fear for my daughter’s future

Nursing student Leanne Patrick wants to challenge social attitudes – even among nurses

Good management, not legislation, is the key to safe staffing

UK-wide safe staffing laws are only a small part of the solution

End of life care: nurses offer much-needed continuity amid often fragmented services

Nurses can take the lead in timely planning and multi-agency collaboration, says Marie Curie

Collective leadership is nursing’s direction of travel

Every nurse must be encouraged and empowered to take collective leadership, says Ruth May

Decriminalise prostitution – it’s the best way to safeguard sex workers’ health

Sexual health nurse Louise Cahill explains why she asked RCN congress to back her call

Jane Bates: Life is about endings and beginnings and it’s time for me to bid you goodbye

I may be retiring from nursing (and this column) but a nurse will always be who I am

The #whatnurseswear campaign shows what nurses can achieve using social media

Nurses command respect for the profession by uniting to challenge outdated attitudes

Why it’s not enough to focus on nurse numbers

Without the right skill mix across the healthcare team, it's not safe staffing

Jane Bates: Preserving dignity in the face of illness

Grooming can help patients hold on to their dignity and avoid being overwhelmed by illness

How to make nurses confident about research

Ensuring nurses can use and produce research starts with ‘hands-on’ preregistration education