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2022 RCN Nursing Awards winners

Improving care and patients’ lives: 2022 RCN Nursing Awards winners revealed

RCN Nurse of the Year and 13 other award recipients announced at a ceremony in London

Using instant messaging apps at work: what are the advantages and risks?

Advice on using services such as WhatsApp safely in healthcare settings

Calls to rethink plan to scrap health and social care BTEC amid growing staffing crisis

‘Reckless’ plan blocks pathway to nursing and deters potential recruits, warns NHS leader

Lord Lilley speaking in the House of Lords

Tory peer blasts ‘scandalous’ rejection of thousands of would-be nursing students

‘Rationing’ of university places condemned with 35,000 potential nursing students turned away

Nurses have endured a decade of falling wages, study finds

Health Foundation says pandemic and cost of living crisis necessitate a new approach to pay

Nurse studies at home

New nursing education institute aims to revolutionise learning ‘for tomorrow’s nurses’

RCN wants the institute to become a centre of excellence in nurse learning

Evidence and Practice

Is this a good questionnaire? Dimensionality and category functioning of questionnaires used in nursing research

Dimensionality and category functioning of questionnaires used in nursing research

Using modern Rasch techniques of objective measurement to develop high-quality questionnaires

Development and validation of a measure to assess patients’ perceptions of their safety in an acute hospital setting

Assessing patients’ perceptions of their safety in an acute hospital setting

How a measure was developed and validated to assess perceptions of safety

Developing a self-administered questionnaire: methods and considerations

Developing a self-administered questionnaire: methods and considerations

A structured process for developing self-administered questionnaires

Academic writing retreats for nurses and allied health professionals: developing engagement, dissemination and collaboration opportunities

Academic writing retreats for nurses and allied health professionals

Developing engagement, dissemination and collaboration opportunities

Psychoanalytic therapy and narrative research interviewing: some reflections

Psychoanalytic therapy and narrative research interviewing: some reflections

Consider how you conduct interviews and what to share of the participants’ accounts

Using mobile phones, WhatsApp and phone interviews to explore how children’s hospice nurses manage long-term relationships with parents: a feasibility pilot

Exploring how children’s hospice nurses manage long-term relationships with parents

A feasibility study using mobile phones, WhatsApp and phone interviews

Features

Nurse well-being: practical support for your own and colleagues’ mental health

Advice and help as workplace pressures and the cost-of-living crisis hit home

What inspired me to become a nurse – and why I choose to stay

Nurses reflect on their route into the profession and what keeps them motivated

How genomics is changing cancer nursing

What nurses working in cancer care need to know about genomics

Nurse-led project shows how rewarding a career in cancer research can be

Cancer Research UK senior nurse Ben Hood’s project ignites interest in cancer research role and boosts recruitment

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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Why it is vital to ensure the spotlight is put on nursing’s contribution in research

The significant value nurses’ can bring to research is in danger of being overlooked

How my CAR-T therapy research seeks to improve cancer care and empower nurses

Study was started during the pandemic and seeks to find out more about this cancer treatment

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What have nurse researchers learned from the COVID-19 pandemic?

Elizabeth Halcomb looks at some of the key lessons and initiatives

Students

What is academic supervision and how can it help me get the most out of my studies?

How this support can help you keep your assignment on track – or even get you started

Clinical placement in a research and development team: what a nursing student can expect

Seeing clinical trials up close shows how medical ethics work in a real-world setting

Take a year out from study, get paid and boost your CV: an internship with a difference

Promoting academic careers with a combined teaching and clinical research role for students

Careers

Becoming a leader: what I’ve learned about making change happen

Tips on effective leadership from a nurse who had ‘no plan B’ but challenged herself

Loneliness in leadership: how to deal with it and support colleagues

Discussing loneliness is often still taboo, with leaders keen to appear strong

Having trouble accessing clinical supervision? You’re not alone

How to overcome the barriers to supervision and help maintain a healthy workforce