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Supporting nursing students during fitness to practise hearings

13 April 2011

Nursing Standard

Art & Science

Nursing students whose behaviour or health raises serious questions about their fitness to enter the profession may have to appear before a fitness to practise...

Encouraging reflection in professional learning

08 May 2018

Nursing Management

This article examines the role of nurse managers in supporting reflection for professional learning. It aims to enable readers to critically review the role of...

An overview of developments in nurse prescribing in the UK

27 March 2018

Nursing Standard

Medicines

In the UK and internationally, the nursing profession is continuing to advance and innovate its roles and functions. One area in which this is particularly notable...

Effective communication and teamwork promotes patient safety

05 August 2015

Nursing Standard

CPD

Teamwork requires co-operation, co-ordination and communication between members of a team to achieve desired outcomes. In industries with a high degree of risk, such...

Nursing and Midwifery Council revalidation

14 October 2015

Nursing Standard

CPD

All UK nurses and midwives will be required to perform revalidation as part of their registration process, from April 2016. This entails a pre-determined number of...

Supervision and assessment: the new Nursing and Midwifery Council standards

27 June 2018

Nursing Management

Education

In the UK, mentors of pre-registration nurses must achieve the stage 2 outcomes of the Nursing and Midwifery Council (NMC) (2008) standards to support learning and...

A novel solution to the nursing workforce crisis: recruitment of overseas nurses living locally

12 July 2018

Nursing Management

Recruitment

Aneurin Bevan University Health Board has recruited nurses from overseas from within and outside the European economic area. This article describes an innovative...

Revalidation: implications for senior nurses

30 September 2015

Nursing Management

CPD

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

CPD

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

Exploring the characteristics of effective communicators in healthcare

07 September 2018

Nursing Standard

evidence and practice

Nurses require effective communication and interpersonal skills to provide optimal care, and to ensure that patients and their families and carers have a positive...