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How a better understanding of nursing research roles may help to embed research into clinical structures

Misunderstandings surrounding the terminology and scope of practice within advanced and specialist nurses' roles continue to pervade the profession (Currey et al, 2011; Cooper et al, 2019; Cannaby et...

How many practice hours are required to become a registered nurse?

Recent NMC registrant figures demonstrate that nurses working in the UK come from all over the world, despite variances in compulsory practice hours. Table 1 illustrates this and demonstrates that...

Poor leaders feed on illusory insecurity

With regard to the conducive environment,Yapp (2016) reflected that in order for toxic leaders to be successful they need an environment within which they can thrive. Yapp identified four elements...

A way out of pre-registration limbo?

Before the introduction of language tests in 2005, overseas nurses had to undergo an adaptation programme. However, there was a scarcity of NHS-based adaptation places and around 37 000 overseas...

It's never easy to leave our comfort zone

Dolan talks about thinking of the world through the prism of another's lens. As one of the most passionate speakers around, he stresses the importance of valuing patients' time and puts the user...

Development of a simulation placement in a pre-registration nursing programme

‘An artificial representation of a real-world practice scenario that supports student development and assessment through experiential learning with the opportunity for repetition, feedback,...

Young and early career cancer nurses: sustaining the future of cancer nursing

Cancer is becoming ever more prevalent but, in turn, cancer treatments are improving, resulting in more people surviving or living longer with cancer. Current statistics show that around 375 000 new...

Factors associated with the frequency of respiratory rate measurement by hospital nurses: a multicentre cross-sectional study

This study detected five independent factors associated with the frequency of RR measurement by the nurses. The perception of importance (item 2) and educational experiences (item 18) were positively...

International capacity building via the ‘new norm’ of virtual teaching and volunteering

The use of a blended learning approach, which includes mentoring, role modelling and ‘on-the-job’ training, has enabled us to build capacity in emergency, trauma and critical care nursing in Zambia,...

Handing on the baton: developing early career nurse leaders

‘The partnership is committed to developing the fellows and has recruited NHS nurses working in the fellows' areas of practice who are providing virtual mentorship’ .

Every organisation needs a Sherpa

‘The Sherpa is there to listen to feedback, understand the challenges, answer questions and work to put in place the bespoke support required to make the journey less hazardous for the next explorer...

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