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  • Nightingale 2020 Dr Alison O'Donnell Dr Alison O'Donnell 25 Oct 2019

    Nightingale Museum Exhibition 2020

    Getting RCN students engaged with 2020 celebrations in Dundee on the 17 October 2019

  • Kofoworola Kaitlene Koranteng Kaitlene Koranteng 14 Oct 2019

    Kofoworola Abeni Pratt: A nurse, a teacher, a pioneer

    Some call her the African Florence Nightingale. Discover the journey Kofoworola Abeni Pratt took to change the face of nursing in Nigeria.

  • Evidence based practice Kate Clark Kate Clark 20 Aug 2019

    Your profession needs you: Evidence-based practice

    Have you ever used RCN Library and Archive services and resources to assist you in caring for patients?  We would love to hear about your experiences. 

  • Customer Service Excellence Julie Key Julie Key 15 Aug 2019

    "Satisfaction guaranteed..."

    The Library and Archive Service Team have been preparing for our reassessment for Customer Service Excellence.

  • Call an Ambulance! book Diane McCourt Diane McCourt 12 Aug 2019

    Call an Ambulance!

    Discover the 1960’s gem “Call an Ambulance!” capturing everything from ‘Why be an ambulance man?’ to ‘Murderers are only human’ 

  • Kate Marsden Library and archive services Library and archive services 22 Jul 2019

    On sledge and horseback to the outcast Siberian Lepers

    Discover the story of nurse Kate Marsden’s incredible journey through pre-revolutionary Russia to help the leprosy community, and how her reputation was tarnished by her sexuality.

  • We are collecting greeting cards Frances Reed Frances Reed 3 Jul 2019

    We are collecting greeting cards!

    We need your help collecting greetings cards to feature in our new exhibition.

  • Researching the history of emotions in nursing Frances Reed Frances Reed 21 Jun 2019

    Researching the history of emotions in nursing

    Mike Holden is a PhD candidate at the University of York. As part of a placement programme with White Rose College of Arts and Humanities, Mike has joined the RCN Events and Exhibitions team to support the research and planning of a new exhibition. In this interview, he talks about his research into anger and protest within nursing and its history.

  • Royal College of Nursing supporting Pride events across the country Janan Nuri Janan Nuri 4 Jun 2019

    Make History with Pride

    This year Pride will mark 50 years since Stonewall. Janan Nuri tells us about the roots of the parade, and how you can get involved in Pride’s Golden Jubilee

  • Olive Marriott Nursing Certificate Liz Pinel Liz Pinel 23 May 2019

    The Curious Case of the Olive Certificate

    Most of the donations to our archive come direct from an individual or their family. Some however, come via a more circuitous route, including one recent donation which was found in a skip.