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illustration shows two job applications – one from white candidate, one from black candidate

‘Incredibly discriminatory’ email about Nigerian nurse prompts NMC intervention

Regulator and NHS commissioning group investigate message sent to job applicant

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Men in Nursing video aims to tackle perceptions and promote diversity

Universities in Northern Ireland want to show nursing as rewarding career for men

Members of RCN and GMB reject Scottish government's 4% pay offer

Nurses in Scotland to get 4% pay rise amid calls for further talks

Increase ‘without further negotiation’ comes despite rejection of deal by two nursing unions

Nutritional care: steps to support patients with eating and drinking difficulties

The latest guidance on assessment and care, especially for those at the end of life

NMC expected to remove emergency education standards introduced during pandemic

Governing council to decide if standards should be removed and a possible timetable

Logo of the International Council of Nurses, which the RCN has voted to rejoin

Nurses say ‘yes’ to joining worldwide nursing network

RCN members want to see college return to the International Council of Nurses

Evidence and Practice

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

Missed care in community and primary care

Missed care in community and primary care

Assessing appropriate staffing levels and skill mixes in community nursing is complex

Open access
Use of Orem’s self-care model to understand how traditional masculinity affects men’s health

Orem’s self-care model: understanding how traditional masculinity affects men’s health

Nurses need to know specific aspects of masculinity ideology as it can affect self-care

Features

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

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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

Anaphylaxis

Anaphylaxis: how to make a swift diagnosis, treat, monitor and advise patients

What nurses should know about this systemic allergic reaction and medical emergency

Opinion

LGBTIQ+ and healthcare: a guide to gender-inclusive language

Non-inclusive language can create barriers to quality cancer care

I’m sweltering: does my employer have to maintain a set workplace temperature?

What nurses need to know if they are too hot for comfort at work

Health visiting: why heartbreaking lockdown stories make a powerful case for change

Resources need to be put where the pandemic’s effect on vital services has been most damaging

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

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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

Is it time to step up to a band 6 nursing position?

The pandemic may have given you a taste of more senior roles – so consider your next move

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