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Local implementation of a national curriculum and competency framework for emergency nursing: a review of the evidence

05 February 2019

Emergency Nurse

evidence review

This article reviews the evidence associated with the Royal College of Nursing (2017) Emergency Care Association National Curriculum and Competency Framework for...

Managing capability in specialist nursing practice

02 March 2021

Nursing Management


Raising concerns over another nurse’s clinical practice and capability presents significant challenges, particularly in specialist clinical nursing roles. However,...

Female sexual health after a cancer diagnosis

10 September 2015

Cancer Nursing Practice

Art & Science

Sexual problems are common after any cancer treatment, but particularly for gynaecological cancers. Sexuality is often a missed component of holistic assessment and...

Implementation of e-portfolios for the professional development of Admiral Nurses

24 January 2018

Nursing Standard

Evidence & practice

Nurses are required to maintain their fitness to practise through continuing professional development activities, and must demonstrate this by maintaining a...

A competency framework for inflammatory bowel disease nurses

22 May 2013

Nursing Standard

Art & Science

More needs to be done to address the professional issues that arise from inflammatory bowel disease (IBD) specialist nurse practice. The lack of regulation of...

Reflecting on the development of a band 5 nurse coordinators’ competency pathway in a children’s hospital

04 April 2022

Nursing Children and Young People

Professional development

Taking charge of a clinical shift on a ward or department is daunting for newly qualified nurses. To support band 5 nurses in this development a coordinators’...

Using the semantic wave to support intellectual disability nursing students to apply theory and evidence in practice

27 August 2020

Learning Disability Practice


This article details how a conceptual tool, the semantic wave, can be used to support intellectual disability nursing students to access and apply theories, concepts...

The digital systemic anticancer therapy competency passport: a guide to completion, marking and assessment

09 November 2023

Cancer Nursing Practice

Cancer treatments

Robust competency assessment of systemic anticancer therapy (SACT) nurses ensures high-quality care is delivered to patients. The UK Oncology Nursing Society (UKONS)...

A novel research competency framework for clinical research nurses and midwives

28 December 2023

Nurse Researcher

Competency framework

Background Clinical research nurses and midwives (CRN/Ms) are highly specialised registered nurses. They combine their clinical nursing expertise with research...

Evaluating a competency framework for rheumatology nurses

22 January 2024

Nursing Standard


The Royal College of Nursing (RCN) competency framework for rheumatology nurses was developed in 2020. As part of the framework proposal, a service evaluation was...