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Local implementation of a national curriculum and competency framework for emergency nursing: a review of the evidence

05 February 2019

Emergency Nurse

evidence review

This article reviews the evidence associated with the Royal College of Nursing (2017) Emergency Care Association National Curriculum and Competency Framework for...

Managing capability in specialist nursing practice

02 March 2021

Nursing Management


Raising concerns over another nurse’s clinical practice and capability presents significant challenges, particularly in specialist clinical nursing roles. However,...

Female sexual health after a cancer diagnosis

10 September 2015

Cancer Nursing Practice

Art & Science

Sexual problems are common after any cancer treatment, but particularly for gynaecological cancers. Sexuality is often a missed component of holistic assessment and...

Implementation of e-portfolios for the professional development of Admiral Nurses

24 January 2018

Nursing Standard

Evidence & practice

Nurses are required to maintain their fitness to practise through continuing professional development activities, and must demonstrate this by maintaining a...

A competency framework for inflammatory bowel disease nurses

22 May 2013

Nursing Standard

Art & Science

More needs to be done to address the professional issues that arise from inflammatory bowel disease (IBD) specialist nurse practice. The lack of regulation of...

Using the semantic wave to support intellectual disability nursing students to apply theory and evidence in practice

27 August 2020

Learning Disability Practice


This article details how a conceptual tool, the semantic wave, can be used to support intellectual disability nursing students to access and apply theories, concepts...

Reflecting on the development of a band 5 nurse coordinators’ competency pathway in a children’s hospital

04 April 2022

Nursing Children and Young People

Professional development

Taking charge of a clinical shift on a ward or department is daunting for newly qualified nurses. To support band 5 nurses in this development a coordinators’...

Power to the profession

17 April 2007

Nursing Standard


The chief nursing officer’s review of mental health nursing is leading to a redesign of pre-registration nurse education through approaches that value services...

Antimicrobial stewardship: a competency framework to support the role of nurses

24 March 2021

Primary Health Care

antimicrobial stewardship

Antimicrobial resistance is a global threat that has prompted a global response. One strategy used to manage antimicrobial resistance is known as antimicrobial...

Applying an antimicrobial stewardship competency framework in nurse education and practice

24 February 2020

Nursing Standard


Antimicrobial-resistant infections cause a significant number of deaths globally each year, and the development of resistance is influenced by the frequency of...