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Making sure all nurses understand the needs of clients

02 February 2015

Learning Disability Practice

Art & Science

In recent years learning disability nurses have had to demonstrate the viability of their profession and ensure that they are viewed as fit for purpose. They are...

Non-technical skills required to recognise and escalate patient deterioration in acute hospital settings

02 May 2018

Nursing Management

Literature review

Recognising patient deterioration is a vital nursing role. Observation based on vital signs and early warning scores are mandatory for all adult patients in acute...

Safeguarding of vulnerable adults training: assessing the effect of continuing professional development

13 September 2018

Nursing Management

Patient safety

Aim This article provides an insight into the effect of safeguarding of vulnerable adults continuing professional development (SOVA-CPD) training for nurses. Method...

Evaluating a new trauma and critical care management course for nurses

23 February 2021

Emergency Nurse

training and education

A new practical-based course for nurses on the management of major trauma has been developed using high-level simulation and moulage to deliver education based on...

Clinical academic research internships for nurses, midwives and allied health professionals: a qualitative evaluation

03 September 2020

Nurse Researcher

Career development

Background Nurses, midwives and allied health professionals are integral to research, yet rarely engage simultaneously in research and clinical practice. Clinical...

Providing interprofessional education for pre and post-registration nurses

01 March 2021

Nursing Standard


During an episode of care, a patient may be attended by a variety of healthcare professionals. In addition, healthcare service provision can be complex, and patients...

A novel research competency framework for clinical research nurses and midwives

28 December 2023

Nurse Researcher

Competency framework

Background Clinical research nurses and midwives (CRN/Ms) are highly specialised registered nurses. They combine their clinical nursing expertise with research...

Nurse independent prescribing: exploring the opportunities and challenges

13 May 2024

Nursing Standard

Effective practice

The Nursing and Midwifery Council states that nurses should be able to demonstrate competence in prescribing practice at the point of registration to be ‘prescribing...

A compassionate communication skills training course for staff working in cancer services

16 July 2024

Cancer Nursing Practice

evidence and practice

People who receive treatment for cancer value empathic, compassionate communication from healthcare professionals, however there is a gap in the provision of...

Learning and leadership in advanced dementia care

07 October 2020

Nursing Older People

living with advanced dementia series: 4

This article, part of a series in Nursing Older People exploring the nursing care of people living with advanced dementia, considers learning and leadership. It...