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Twice the talent

15 June 2010

Nursing Standard


Twin brothers Wilf and Rob McSherry are both professors of nursing – but got there in different ways.

The theorist-practitioner gap: bringing the two sides closer together

01 March 2013

Mental Health Practice

Art & Science

As the gap between practice and academia grows, strategies are needed to ensure effective communication between the sectors. Failure to do this means nurses on the...

Using bibliometrics to support revalidation requirements

30 August 2017

Nursing Standard

Evidence & practice

Bibliometrics is a method of statistically analysing written works, including books and journal articles. It can be used to measure an academic article’s value, the...

Three issues for mental health nurse educators preparing new preregistration programmes

11 February 2020

Mental Health Practice


According to the Nursing and Midwifery Council (NMC), universities across the UK must develop and implement new preregistration nursing programmes by the end of...

Imposter syndrome– why is it so common among nurse researchers and is it really a problem?

10 September 2020

Nurse Researcher

academic careers

Background Imposter syndrome is common among early career nurse researchers and often has a considerable impact on those affected. It can cause various problems,...

Clinical academic research internships for nurses, midwives and allied health professionals: a qualitative evaluation

03 September 2020

Nurse Researcher

Career development

Background Nurses, midwives and allied health professionals are integral to research, yet rarely engage simultaneously in research and clinical practice. Clinical...

Exploring how reflective practice training affects nurse interns’ critical thinking disposition and communication skills

12 April 2022

Nursing Management

Reflective practice

Background It is useful for nurses to be able to engage in reflective practice. Reflective practice is an essential aspect of experiential learning. Aim To explore...

Disaster nursing and disaster preparedness: an investigation of nursing students’ knowledge, competence and attitudes

18 August 2022

Nursing Management

Professional issues

Background Any country is at risk of disasters associated with natural, biological, technological and societal hazards. Such disasters pose ever greater challenges...

Mental health nurse education: a contemporary view in the debate between generic and specialist approaches

04 July 2023

Mental Health Practice

Nurse education

Many mental health nurses and academics believe that the Nursing and Midwifery Council’s standards of proficiency for registered nurses, published in 2018, have...

Integrating a trauma-informed approach into preregistration nurse education

22 August 2023

Mental Health Practice


It is likely that nurses across all disciplines will have contact with people who have experienced trauma and adverse childhood experiences, and nurses themselves...