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Online access to RCN research conference now available

Something of interest for every nurse as international nursing conference speeches go online

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Nursing Standard in the running for two health journalism awards

RCNi’s flagship title nominated for Editor of the Year and Podcast of the Year

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COVID-19: how nurses are taking the lead in the quest to find a vaccine and treatment

The UK’s research nurses are on the front line of trials at an unprecedented scale and pace

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Protection demanded for nurses ‘ostracised and abused’ during pandemic worldwide

Fear and ignorance blamed for global attacks against nurses caring for patients with COVID-19

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COVID-19: not a ‘mental health crisis’, healthcare experts warn

Anxiety and depression during pandemic are features of ‘mental wellness, not mental illness’

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Older nurse makes notes on a clipboard, with younger nurses standing behind her, viewing a lung X-ray

Coronavirus response: scepticism at plan to bring former clinicians out of retirement

Nurses’ concerns over how quickly older nurses could be deployed – and risks they’d face

Evidence and Practice

Qualitative research interviewing: reflections on power, silence and assumptions

Why you should read this article: • To explore the challenges novice researchers face in...

Why is imposter syndrome so common among nurse researchers and is it really a problem?

Imposter syndrome can be unsettling, particularly with specific exposure or peer review

Clinical academic research internships for nurses and allied health professionals

Determining facilitators and barriers to nurses’ participation and engagement in internships

How to embed a conceptual or theoretical framework into a dissertation study design

How to embed a conceptual or theoretical framework into a dissertation study design

The benefits of applying a theoretical framework to a research project

Presenting research reflexivity in your PhD thesis

Presenting research reflexivity in your PhD thesis

This article highlights the importance of reflexivity in research

Approaches to reviewing the literature in grounded theory: a framework

An overview of grounded theory and how different approaches might tackle literature reviews

Features

All you need to know about NMC fitness to practise cases

Fitness to practise cases are central to the NMC’s regulation of nursing standards

Picture of Suriya Kirkpatrick, a senior cancer research nurse and genomics practitioner. In this article she and two other clinical research nurses share their accounts of a shift, offering an insight into their daily work.

A day in the life of a clinical research nurse

The shared diaries offer a taste of nursing life and its high points and challenges

Opinion

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Research in a time of crisis: keeping my PhD on track

After a candidature hit by climate disaster and COVID-19, a nurse academic shares her journey

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COVID-19: research students need support to tackle the uncertainties caused by pandemic

Doctoral candidates face an unclear future, not least in their capacity to complete projects

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Coping with the death of a colleague: advice and support for nurses

How to deal with bereavement at work and where to go for support

Students

What a career in research nursing can offer

Research is a part of the NHS remit but students have little exposure to it during training

Careers

Rachel Taylor with a research participant

Here’s why this is an exciting time to be a clinical research nurse

There is more guidance and support now for nurses who want to combine research with practice

Lucy Cooper

Paediatric clinical research advanced nurse practitioner

Lucy Cooper talks about her inspiration and challenges

Clinical academic nursing

How to build a career that combines clinical and research skills

Clinical academic nursing is relatively new but growing, with a career framework to match