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Clinical academic careers: embracing the art and science of nursing

23 November 2016

Nursing Standard

Evidence & practice

Clinical academics make a unique contribution to health research and scholarship by undertaking practice-focused research that offers direct benefits to patient...

Facilitating the link between research and clinical practice

02 December 2010

Cancer Nursing Practice


Over the past 10-15 years, research nurses have developed significantly. In oncology, they have become integral members of multidisciplinary teams, facilitated by...

Rewards of mental health nursing are a draw for career switchers

01 April 2009

Mental Health Practice


In December 2008, readers of RCN Publishing’s eight specialist nursing journals were surveyed about their careers and their opinions on the state of nursing in the...

Expanding the nursing profession

22 April 1998

Nursing Standard

ICN paper

The demands on the nursing profession have escalated during the last 20 years. In these introductory paragraphs the authors assess how nursing has accommodated these...

New ways of working for psychiatrists: implications for nursing

01 March 2005

Mental Health Practice

Multidisciplinary teams

The National Service Framework for mental health (DoH 1999) paved the way for enormous changes in services for people with mental health problems. In addition, staff...

The role of the clinical research nurse

07 March 2012

Nursing Standard

A&S Science

With increased emphasis on clinical research within the NHS, it is vital that training and educational opportunities are available to enable clinical research nurses...

Who do you think you are?

01 April 2009

Learning Disability Practice


This article examines the findings from a survey of readers of RCN Publishing’s specialist nursing journals, which cover a broad range of fields, including mental...

An evaluation of the Newcastle upon Tyne Hospitals 4Ps Programme for the development of nurses, midwives and allied healthcare professionals’ research skills

26 June 2024

Nurse Researcher

evidence and practice

Background Research forms an important part of clinical practice for nurses, midwives and allied healthcare professionals (NMAHPs). However, it is known there is a...

Enhancing pre-registration education in epilepsy care

27 August 2014

Learning Disability Practice

Art & Science

This article outlines an approach to enhancing the educational development and delivery of teaching about epilepsy care in pre-registration learning disability...

Getting the measure of learning disability practice

01 April 2008

Learning Disability Practice

10th anniversary

Since the latter part of the 19th century, society has recognised a need for the ‘care’ of people who have learning disabilities. Prior to that, care...