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Refer to the experts for quality

02 July 2014

Nursing Standard

Careers

Nurses are using their expertise to help raise standards of care by becoming members of clinical reference groups (CRGs).

Student life - Be sociable, but be careful

09 July 2014

Nursing Standard

Careers

Once a novelty, social media networks are now a major part of people’s lives. Nurses and nursing students are no different from anyone else when it comes to...

Making the most of complaints

22 July 2015

Nursing Standard

Careers

Dealing with complaints from patients can be challenging. But for practice nurse Cherilee Angland, the process reminds her not to be complacent about care.

Make yourself heard

09 December 2015

Nursing Standard

Careers

A lack of assertiveness among nurses can affect job satisfaction and has a detrimental effect on patient care, according to a nurse educator.

Nursing in the RAF: ‘it’s no ordinary job’

07 June 2017

Nursing Standard

Careers

Working in the military may not be an obvious choice for a nurse. but for Squadron Leader Ian Swain, a nursing officer at Royal Air Force College Cranwell, his job...

Student life - When does compassion become caring too much?

11 January 2017

Nursing Standard

Students

The decision to become a nurse is often driven by a desire to help people, and many nurses are prepared to go the extra mile to support their patients. But for some,...

Try to keep a calm head

25 November 2015

Nursing Standard

Careers

Dealing with difficult colleagues is part of working life, and nursing is no exception. Day-to-day challenges can lead to emotive situations.

Feeling the pressure at work

09 September 2015

Nursing Standard

Careers

Nursing can be a particularly stressful profession. It is not just physically demanding, but mentally and emotionally draining too.

Doing night shifts: the good, the bad and just coping

21 September 2016

Nursing Standard

Careers

Working night shifts can play havoc with a person’s health and well-being. Research published in April found that female nurses in the United States, who worked...

Let’s sit down and talk about it

21 October 2015

Nursing Standard

Careers

Conflict between colleagues or managers is all too common when working in pressured environments such as the NHS. Disputes can be stressful - leading some to take...