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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...

Developing a clinical competency framework for acute inpatient mental health nurses

01 February 2003

Mental Health Practice


Senior nurses working for mental health services in Camden and Islington in London recognised the need to strive to improve clinical nursing practice in their acute...

Advanced decisions to refuse treatment in emergency situations

03 December 2014

Emergency Nurse


The Mental Capacity Act 2005 has formalised how people can make advance decisions about the care they would like to receive when they no longer have the capacity to...

Competency framework for late effects care

01 April 2013

Cancer Nursing Practice

Art & Science

Survival rates for children and young adults with cancer continue to improve, due to advances in therapies, multidisciplinary and supportive care. While treatments...

Genetics: examining your competency of practice on a regular basis

04 December 2013

Nursing Standard

Art & Science

This is the seventh article in a series examining how nurses can develop confidence and competence in genetics and genomics health care. This article focuses on...

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...

Blood simple

27 March 2007

Nursing Standard


New recommendations are aimed at making blood transfusions safer for patients and less complicated for nurses to administer.

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...

Introduction to genetics and genomics:a revised framework for nurses

23 October 2013

Nursing Standard

Art & Science

The genetics education framework for nurses first published in 2003 has been revised to reflect advances in genomic research and technology and its implications for...