Opinion, analysis and debate
In 1977 the song “The Greatest Love of All” by George Benson said “I believe the children are our future, teach them well and let them lead the way”.
Reflecting on my progressSubscription
’On my most recent placement on a children’s medical ward, Louisa Davies had the opportunity to mentor a first year student…
The worrying finding from the Nursing and Midwifery Council (NMC) that, for the first time in nearly a decade, more nurses and midwives are leaving the profession than are joining it will not be a surprise to those working in children’s palliative care.
'I sit with their pain, and know I can't fix it'Subscription
Annette Lawrance-Owen has made it her life work to help grieving families move forward after the loss of a child
The opportunity to merge clinical work and research has been a true success in the eyes of Dr Joseph Manning, a clinical-academic senior research fellow in children, young people and family nursing, who works across Nottingham Children’s Hospital, Coventry University and The University of Nottingham.
As a mental health professional, how do you deal with a struggling family member? Mental health student nurse Leanne describes her experience
Up and down the country health visitors play a vital role in supporting new parents and making sure their babies are healthy. This Government has prioritised child health and reducing health inequality – visits from midwives and health professionals are fundamental to achieving this.
As she comes to the end of her varied and impactful career, Anne Sweeney, pediatric nurse specialist at Alder Hey Children’s NHS Foundation Trust, ruminates on her start, her legacy, and her plans for the future
School nursing is in crisisSubscription
This week the Local Government Association expressed concerns about the growing incidence of sexually transmitted infection among teenagers and young adults.
Sue Morgan MBE has been an advocate for children and young people with cancer for the majority of her career, but here she speaks for herself, telling us the rewards and challenges of work that’s close to her heart
In his blog, child branch student editor Gary Williams asks why basic first aid training in not mandatory and discusses the impact we could be having on people who suffer sudden cardiac arrest
Michelle Quested talks to Nursing Times about the difficulties of going back to nursing after losing the ability to walk
Student nurse, Louisa, shares her seven key learnings from her nursing placement
In his first blog, child branch student editor Gary Williams talks about how to recognise the signs of stress why we must ask for help whenever we need it.
Conflict of interest is something that will likely impact all of us, perhaps if we have worked as HCAs or if an acquaintance has been admitted to a ward on which we are administering care
We talk to Anne McNicholas, nursing ambassador for Project Harar, who has worked as a nurse for more than 30 years
'The "perfect nurse" - does it exist?'Subscription
It took me three years of rejection and a fluctuating belief in myself to finally gain a place as a child student nurse
My thoughts on my pediatric oncology placementSubscription
Despite regularly looking after patients with cancer when working as a care assistant, Danielle is now facing her fear of working with paediatric cancer.
Paediatric nurse, Donna, has referred two children and their families to Make-A-Wish UK. She explains how she will never forget the positive impact the charity had.
'Be open to new ways of thinking'Subscription
We talk to Jo Fearn, head of nursing for children’s and neonatal services at West Hertfordshire Hospitals Trust, based at Watford General Hospital
We talk to Shirley Coward, matron for paediatrics/neonates at Southport and Ormskirk Hospital Trust, who has been a nurse for 31 years.
We talk to Shona Perkins, who has been a nurse for 19 years. She is currently lead nurse of paediatric infection prevention and control (IPC) at Evelina London Children’s Hospital.
There’s a tendency when we hear negative criticism about our performance to dismiss it – because we are busy and overworked, so the mistake we have made is acceptable, because the complainant doesn’t understand our context, or because it’s coming from someone “who always moans”.
Over 25 years since the first Teenage Cancer Trust unit opened in London, says Sam Smith, on a model ensuring nurses have age-specific expertise to deliver holistic care to teenagers and young people
'Listen to the patients and service users'Subscription
We talk to Eileen White, director of care at Haven House Children’s Hospice, Woodford Green, Essex. She has been a nurse for 25 years
Educating for best practice Subscription
Suzanne Beaty tells us why she wants to equip nurses with high-quality clinical skills
The abolition of bursaries will means that in a few years, nurses, midwives, students of radio-graphy, physiotherapy and occupational therapy in England, along with allied health professionals may be starting their careers with more than £60,000 in debt.
Do you dare talk to that consultant?Subscription
As a final year student, children’s branch editor Danielle has found that other members of the multidisciplinary team not only “don’t bite” but can actually really help you in your learning journey
We talk to Danielle Garrington-Miller, a 23-year-old paediatric nursing student in her third and final year of training.
We talk to specialist community public health school nurse Emily Govorovski
Seeing the emotional distress of teenagers on placement promoted children’s nursing editor, Danielle, to realise that her training should do more to equip her to offer the best possible care to adolescent service users
Results from over 20,000 recent mothers in England present encouraging evidence about their experiences of maternity care.
Smoking, drinking and partying until the early hours seems to be part and parcel of the student experience we’ve all signed up to at university.
'I wanted a rewarding career caring for others'Subscription
We talk to Helen Shepherd, WellChild complex discharge planning coordinator and lead nurse - children’s continuing care, WellChild and North Kirklees Clinical Commissioning Group, who has been a nurse for 14 years.
'I learned most from my patients'Subscription
We talk to Gill Findley, director of Nursing for North Durham and Durham Dales, Easington and Sedgefield clinical commissioning groups, who has been a nurse for 26 years.
‘Winter (placement) is coming, so make sure you’re ready’
Elouise Haikney qualified in April as a children’s nurse. Student NT Editor, Chloe, finds out about her first job and discusses her transition from student to registered nurse.
We talk to Nick Birchall, paediatric nurse at the University Hospital of North Midlands/Royal Stoke, who has been a nurse for just over two and a half years.
At a recent conference I witnessed celebrations for adult nursing, with sections relating to learning disabilities and mental health nursing. During the course of the day I was waiting for recognition for children’s nurses; it never happened.
We talk to Hannah Robinson, who is a second year student of children’s nursing at the University of Hertfordshire.
'Does mindfulness have a place in healthcare?'Subscription
Mindfulness has become a hot topic over the last few years.
'A welcome recognition of our future nurses'Subscription
Last Thursday saw the Student Nursing Times Awards grace London - and it was a truly fantastic event.
'When I lost my baby I didn't receive the support I should've afterwards; but there is hope for others'Subscription
Last week I attended a conference to celebrate staff dedication and commitment to patient care at the trust in which I do the majority of my placements.
Benedict was on the veranda of the inpatient department, cradled in her mother’s arms when I first met her.
It is frightening how quickly you find yourself in the final stage of your nursing training where the daunting task of hunting down that initial job begins.
Let’s face it, we hear a lot of bad press surrounding the nursing profession these days.
What can nursing do to attract students and nurses to older people’s care, asks Liz Charalambous
Ever boxed with a patient?Subscription
Emma Selby found that unconventional methods resulted in unrivalled results with her patients
Are the days of the nursing manuals, bulky reference books and newspaper job adverts numbered?
Liz Bayram, chief executive of PACEY, explains why the new single, integrated review for two-year-olds is an opportunity we have to get right.