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Further study opens up career opportunities

17 May 2017

Nursing Standard

Careers

In the 1970s, only about one in 20 nurses in the had a degree, and the necessity of such an academic requirement was often viewed with derision. Now, as an...

Revalidation helped me to reflect on my ability to act as a catalyst

13 December 2017

Nursing Standard

Revalidation

When completing my first revalidation with the Nursing and Midwifery Council, I was keen to include practice-related feedback on my role as a mentor. A career in...

Artificial nutrition in older people with dementia: moral and ethical dilemmas

01 July 2002

Nursing Older People

General

In medical and nursing practice, ethical issues are never far from our minds and we may become entangled in moral dilemmas several times in any one working day...

Taking a patient history: the role of the nurse

21 February 2012

Nursing Standard

Learning zone continuing professional development

History taking is a key component of patient assessment, enabling the delivery of high-quality care. Understanding the complexity and processes involved in history...

Nurses’ use of evidence in pre-operative fasting

04 December 2002

Nursing Standard

Art & Science

Background Ensuring that a patient fasts before an operation is perhaps one of the most fundamental pre-operative responsibilities that nurses might perform on a...

Taking a patient history: the role of the nurse

15 February 2012

Nursing Standard

CPD

History taking is a key component of patient assessment, enabling the delivery of high-quality care. Understanding the complexity and processes involved in history...