Welcome to an amazing career

It’s a time of year when nurses are starting their careers, and they deserve encouragement

A new editor, a new format, but the same high standards

Nursing Standard’s new editor Lynn Eaton invites readers to help shape the news

RCN Nurse of the Year 2018 does the profession proud

Angela Hall’s innovative work has transformed the care of people with heart conditions

Nurses’ well-being is the key to workforce crisis

Ensuring staff can take breaks would encourage more to stay

Is this the best pay offer NHS nurses can hope for? Yes, probably

The NHS pay proposal clearly doesn’t please everyone, but it is almost certainly the best...

A new-look website to suit your needs

Enhanced websites and a new app accompany the launch of our new, monthly Nursing Standard,...

Rules on nurses’ use of social media must move with the times

The rules on appropriate and professional use of social media should give nurses the scope...

Nurses’ annual leave is more important than ever

A more generous pay deal must be part of the government’s response to the nurse staffing...

Culture change is not the only way to address mistakes in the NHS

Nurses want to be open about mistakes, but are sometimes afraid to be, as Jeremy Hunt...

Let’s build an unstoppable alliance to ensure Nursing Now succeeds

The global campaign, led by the WHO and backed by the Duchess of Cambridge, begins its three...

UK still refuses to address the scandal of people dying without dignity

Too many people die a painful or undignified death because there is insufficient funding to...

Techie or technophobe? Discover all that e-nursing has to offer

This week we begin a series of articles aimed at helping nurses to improve their digital...

Falling nursing degree applicant numbers show folly of bursary and fees changes

The number of applicants for courses starting in 2018 across the UK is down by a third since...

Cuts in funding for nurses’ CPD must be reversed immediately

The decision to reduce funding for nurses’ continuing professional development was daft. Now...

Don’t blame younger nurses who quit rather than accept poor conditions

The profession has risen to the challenge time and again as NHS resources dwindled, but...

Nurses need to make their own decision on whether to have flu vaccination

The high number of flu cases this winter has prompted a call for flu vaccination to be made...

Winter crisis highlights ministers’ failure to take staffing seriously

With cancelled operations and long queues, the simplistic solution would be to open more...

Scrap the Cap an indisputable success, but the challenge isn’t over yet

The coming year holds the prospect of a meaningful pay rise for nurses, but an attempt to...