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  • RCN Student Debate - voting cards Ellie Jolley Ellie Jolley 18 Oct 2018

    Five reasons not to miss the RCN Student Debate

    With debate day fast approaching, RCN Student Committee member Ellie Jolley explains why you should take time out of your busy schedule.

  • Librariansip in the eye of the storm Phil Segall Phil Segall 17 Oct 2018

    Librarianship in the eye of the storm

    When disaster strikes, it’s vital reliable evidence gets to frontline teams as fast as possible. Phil Segall explains how librarians can help…

  • Thank you annual survey 2018 Library and archive services Library and archive services 15 Oct 2018

    Thank you! Our annual survey results

    A look at the results from all our lovely library users who responded to our annual survey

  • Libraries week Library and archive services Library and archive services 10 Oct 2018

    Libraries week

    RCN Libraries celebrates Libraries week

  • Collectable AIDS Trading Cards Frances Reed Frances Reed 17 Sep 2018

    Collectable AIDS trading cards

    Frances Reed tells us more about collectable trading cards that were used to promote awareness of HIV and AIDS. 

  • Staircase at 20 Cavendish Square Janan Nuri Janan Nuri 3 Sep 2018

    Watch your step

    One of the highlights of having a tour at the Royal College of Nursing is seeing the painted staircase, but what’s the story behind it? Janan Nuri tells us more...

  • TB Sanitorium Library and archive services Library and archive services 23 Aug 2018

    Nursing night sweats

    Writer Helen Bynum, author of Spitting Blood: The History of Tuberculosis, explores the places, politics and practices of nursing TB patients.

  • choosing the right database Julie Key Julie Key 17 Aug 2018

    Do you find it difficult to decide on the best database to use?

    Do you always use the same database when searching? Take a look at our Databases Page for the full range of resources available from the RCN Library. 

  • Strait jacket, Europe, 1925-1935. Credit: Science Museum, London Sarah Chaney Sarah Chaney 8 Aug 2018

    A Short History of Non-Restraint in Mental Health

    The non-restraint system is perhaps the most significant change to mental health care that no one’s ever heard of. Sarah Chaney tells us more...

  • RCN Library and Archive Team Library and archive services Library and archive services 6 Aug 2018

    RCN Library named as a finalist for Library of the Year award

    Not one to rest on our laurels, we were recently named as a finalist for the Bookseller's Library of the Year award.