Bringing together student nurses from different branches as part of their education has huge benefits, not only for the students but also for patients, says Fiona Cust
To introduce our new series of articles on nursing theories, Hazel Chapman explains the importance of filling the gap between nursing theory and nursing practice
Dementia is definitely one of the greatest challenges we face, says Mandy Bailey, who describes how University Hospital of South Manchester Foundation Trust is tackling this through a focused recruitment drive
Unless the nursing profession is more explicit about its unique contribution, it will be exposed to the threat of substitution, warns Elaine Maxwell
Through my experience in community nursing I believe registered nurses in district nursing teams need further academic support and clinical development after being in community practice for one year
Practice nurses need support from their employers to find time for training and CPD, especially now with the arrival of revalidation, says Janet Smith
When her practice’s IT system goes through an upgrade, Jane Warner feels thrown in at the deep end of the pool. She pleads for more training and smoother transitions
There are brilliant examples of good dementia care in the NHS, but to make that happen everywhere, nurses and other healthcare staff need to learn how to secure the support of families and friends, stresses June Andrews
Thanks to the advanced training practice scheme in Yorkshire and Humber, many more student nurses chose to go into practice nursing, says Pete Lane
It takes courage to speak out and raise concerns in the workplace, which is why student nurses need to be trained in that area, says Emma Blakey
Challenging but extremely valuable: this is how Natalie Chell describes her experience of working on a ward as part of a pre-nursing degree pilot programme
Studying to become a nurse means going through a constant whirlwind of placements, work, essays, reading and exams, explains Rachael Starkey. Nurse training shouldn’t be easy, but does it need to be so intense, chaotic and stressful?
There is substantial evidence on the impact of war conflict on children’s and adults’ physical and mental wellbeing, in particular the recurrent conflict in the Gaza Strip
Revitalised return to practice programmes make it easier for former nurses to come back to the profession, says Janice Stevens
Student nurse Jessica Ross explains how she came up with an innovative idea to help patients getting a good night’s sleep
I am not sure there has ever been a golden era of nursing. Certainly, I would be the first to criticise my own training with its flaws and inadequacies, but it did teach me fundamental skills, which I have always thought were pivotal to being a nurse
One morning recently, I attended my biennial mentorship update, led by a representative of the local university. By the afternoon, I was wondering whether to follow my wife’s lead and give up mentorship
Pain is the main reason people seek healthcare. It has a devastating effect on patients and families
Newly qualified nurses face many challenges - being in charge of the care needs of patients who are seriously ill, having to delegate and often taking higher than expected levels of responsibility at short notice due to staff shortages.
Today I had a fight; not a real “coming to blows” fight but I had to fight. I had to have the courage and wisdom to stand up to a group of lay people.