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Queen’s birthday honours: pandemic ‘shines a light’ on nurses’ achievements

Nurses from across the UK recognised for their dedication during the pandemic and beyond

Picture shows a car being driven on an open road in a rural area

Nurses’ car insurance costs set to jump, while pay remains ‘stuck in first gear’

Study highlights living costs pressures, as profession ranks seventh highest for premiums

Wound care strategy aims to improve nurses’ skills and knowledge

The National Wound Care Core Capabilities Framework for England hopes to standardise care

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Nurse struck off for not attempting CPR

Rosaline Appice confused a nursing home resident with another who had DNACPR notice in place

some nursing jobs are being opened up to non-nurses, RCN claims

The nursing job adverts ‘that should set alarm bells ringing’

Employers are opening nursing jobs up to non-nurses, claims RCN

12-hour shifts, pay and long-COVID top nurse agenda at RCN congress

Three-day online and in-person event in Liverpool will also focus on work-life balance

Evidence and Practice

Nurses’ knowledge of breast screening and the implications for advising women with dense breast tissue: a literature review

Nurses’ knowledge of breast screening and the implications for advising women with...

Why you should read this article: • To understand how dense breast tissue can cause issues...

Genetics of Huntington’s disease and special considerations for pre-symptomatic genetic testing

Genetics of Huntington’s disease and considerations for pre-symptomatic genetic testing

Reflecting on situations requiring special consideration before genetic testing is conducted

Toxoplasmosis prevention: knowledge and practices among pregnant women in Jordan

Toxoplasmosis prevention: knowledge and practices among pregnant women in Jordan

Improved health education could help reduce the risks of infection and complications

Nurse prescribing: developing confidence, autonomy and collaboration

Nurse prescribing can benefit patients, prescribing clinicians and healthcare systems

Best practice in the management of diabetic foot ulcers and pressure ulcers on the foot

Best practice in the management of diabetic foot ulcers and pressure ulcers on the foot

The differences between diabetic foot ulcers and pressure ulcers on the foot

Antimicrobial stewardship: a competency framework to support the role of nurses

Antimicrobial stewardship: a competency framework to support the role of nurses

The role of nurses in antimicrobial stewardship and the competency framework underpinning it

Features

COVID-19 leadership challenges: experiences of nurses from minority ethnic backgrounds

Five nursing professionals describe how the pandemic affected their work, teams and patients

Nurses and stress: how performing arts skills can improve self-care and communication

Training given by actors is helping NHS staff to look after themselves better

COVID-19 and acute kidney injury – do you know how to identify patients at risk?

AKI is linked to COVID-19, and the pandemic has affected both its incidence and demographics

Free

Nurses’ time to shine: how to get started on your RCN Nursing Awards entry

Advice from winners, nominees and our chair of judges to help you celebrate your achievements

Hand hygiene: how can you be sure your workplace is getting it right?

Compliance is critical to patient safety, but monitoring it is far from straightforward

Opioid prescribing: tackling the ‘time bomb’ of long-term use and addiction

How to spot red flags, advise patients and help them find other ways to cope

Opinion

Glove use: the COVID-19-driven habit we need to break

The pandemic has blurred understanding of guidance, so it’s time we were clear on the basics

Compassion fatigue: how to know if you have it and how to support team members

What to do when the emotional and physical toll of caring reduces your ability to empathise

Third wave of COVID-19: what might happen and how nurses can prepare for it

The next wave's timing and size in the UK is uncertain, but there are ways to get ready

Students

Volunteer vaccinators: a nursing role that’s about much more than just a jab in the arm

Nursing students explain why vaccine hubs are proving to be rich learning environments

Pop-up hospital helps students make up for placements lost to COVID-19

University offers practical experience with clinical scenarios role-played by student peers

Prison nursing: why its complexity makes it a rich learning environment for students

Clinical placements in criminal justice settings offer a wide spectrum of nursing experience

Careers

Making the move into nurse education: top tips

How rewarding roles in community nursing have helped me on a new career path

Lloyds Pharmacy nurse

Acute care in the community: why it’s rich in career opportunities

Homecare is an acute nursing environment with a diverse range of roles at all levels

Island nursing: why it’s rich in career opportunities as well as work-life balance

A nurse explains the professional rewards of finding a job on a small island

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