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Writing a continuing professional development article for publication

25 June 2014

Nursing Standard


Writing for journal publication is a worthwhile but challenging activity that requires clear motives, purpose, planning and execution. Continuing professional...

Exploring emergency nurse practitioners’ perceptions of their role

21 February 2018

Nursing Standard

evidence & practice

Since the 1980s, the emergency nurse practitioner (ENP) role has evolved as increasing socioeconomic pressures and changing government policy have led to new working...

Using mentorship activities to assist nurses and midwives with revalidation requirements

Nursing Standard

evidence & practice

Before the Nursing and Midwifery Council (NMC) introduced revalidation in 2016, the proposed model for revalidation was piloted in 19 healthcare organisations in the...

Use of professional portfolios in nursing

21 March 2018

Nursing Standard


Nurses are increasingly using professional portfolios as a way to maintain evidence of their learning and reflection, and to demonstrate that they have met their...

Preparing for your annual staff appraisal: part 1

16 January 2013

Nursing Standard


Annual appraisals are an important part of workforce management and staff development. To improve the appraisal process, the professional interests of the...

Preparing for your annual staff appraisal: part 2

23 January 2013

Nursing Standard

Learning Zone

Annual appraisals are part of performance management and are designed to motivate, develop and support employees in performing their roles to the highest possible...

Applying critical thinking to nursing

19 August 2015

Nursing Standard


Critical thinking and writing are skills that are not easy to acquire. The term ‘critical’ is used differently in social and clinical contexts. Nursing students need...

Revalidation: implications for senior nurses

30 September 2015

Nursing Management


Revalidation replaces the current triennial self-declaration system of maintaining nurse registration. It involves a third-party affirmation process designed to...

Reflection, return to practice and revalidation

25 June 2015

Nursing Older People


This article explores the use of reflection and critical thinking during a return-to-practice programme, demonstrating both concepts and their value in developing...
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