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'Training makes practice nursing a first-job option'

'Training makes practice nursing a first-job option' Subscription Required


It is often thought that practice nurses need acute secondary care experience.

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Pulmonary tuberculosis: the disease can be transmitted by coughing and sneezing

Barriers to managing TB in emergency departments Subscription Required


A survey of staff in an emergency department unit explored whether they had the knowledge to recognise and manage patients presenting with tuberculosis.

X-rays are used to diagnose active TB

How nurses can support early diagnosis of TB Subscription Required


Tuberculosis is now a significant public health issue, and nurses need to know its signs and symptoms and which groups at increased risk of infection.

More nurses must be recruited to practice nursing to alleviate the workforce crisis

A scheme to increase practice nurse numbers Subscription Required


The Advanced Training Practice Scheme is boosting the number of nurses pursuing a career in practice nursing in the Yorkshire and Humberside region.

Policy Plus - Partnership work in mentorship for students: facilitators and constraints

Policy Plus - Partnership work in mentorship for students: facilitators and constraints Subscription Required


A complex network of partnerships between higher education institutions and healthcare personnel ensures that student nurses are placed with appropriately qualified mentors in approved clinical learning environments during the practical component of their course.

Close contact with animals can improve the wellbeing of older people with dementia

Improving dementia care with the Eden Alternative Subscription Required


The Eden Alternative is a philosophy that encourages nurses to empower care home residents by recognising what they are able to do and engaging them in activities.

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The mindful caregiver

The Mindful Caregiver: Finding Ease in the Caregiving Journey


’ It can be read from cover to cover but provides useful chapters to dip back into at a later day or if requiring a therapeutic pick-me-up.’

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Visit our dedicated Career Zone for interview and application advice, whether you're looking for a career change, a new position or your first nursing role.

Incidents of workplace bullying are on the rise

Bullying dynamics

Incidents of workplace bullying are on the rise, so what can be done about it?

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Buying smarter, buying safer

Buying smarter, buying safer

A new campaign is set to encourage nurses to get involved in the purchasing of clinical products to ensure greater patient safety and more cost-effective treatment. The RCN, NHS Supply Chain and the Clinical Procurement Specialist Network have worked together to produce a toolkit to help nurses buy better

what does the new tax year mean for you

Nurses – what does the new tax year mean for you?

Each tax year new changes are often seen and keeping up to date is important to make sure you only pay the tax you need to

Safe staffing on the table

Safer staffing: figures at your fingertips

Northern Devon Healthcare Trust has been using the Allocate Software System to ensure it has the right number of nursing staff and the right skill mix to match the acuity of its patients. Its team reveal why it’s making a difference

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New score predicts cardiovascular risk for ‘anyone in world’ over 40


Researchers have developed a new risk score which they claim can predict the 10-year risk of developing heart disease or having a stroke in patients aged 40 years or older in any country.

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Voluntary services should supplement care, not replace it


It was not a big surprise to me to read that mental health budgets have fallen by 8% in real terms during the term of this government.

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Ebola virus

'Should we begin our nursing careers fighting Ebola?'


As newly qualified nurses we found ourselves asking an irregular and difficult question: should we go and help combat the Ebola epidemic in Sierra Leone?

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Nurses are well placed to idenfity and support children at risk of exploitation

Protecting children from sexual exploitation

Child sexual exploitation is increasingly recognised as a problem with potentially devastating consequences. Nurses have a key role in identifying at-risk children.



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