Library Europe's largest nursing-specific collection


82 blog posts
  • Alan Chalkley at the RCN Reps conference Alan Chalkley Alan Chalkley 21 Nov 2019

    The Library on tour

    Since 2016 the RCN Library and Archive team have been travelling across the UK promoting our services and bringing the library to members. Alan tells us more…

  • Survey Anna Semmens Anna Semmens 19 Nov 2019

    Library and Archive Service annual survey 2019

    We have just finished reviewing this year’s annual survey on RCN Library and Archive services. Anna Semmens tells us more…

  • Stained glass window designs depicting emotions in nursing Frances Reed Frances Reed 18 Nov 2019

    The stained glass window project

    This summer we held workshops that invited RCN members to get in touch with their creative side. Frances Reed tells us more... 

  • Customer Service Excellence Sarah Cull Sarah Cull 15 Nov 2019

    The Library and Archive Service is 'excellent' - it's official

    For the third year in a row we have passed our annual Customer Service Excellence accreditation with flying colours. Sarah Cull tells us more...

  • Sarah Woodbine Neasa Roughan Neasa Roughan 31 Oct 2019

    Sarah Woodbine’s story: Racism and Victorian nurses

    While we enjoy sharing our photographs of nurses having fun, it’s also important to illustrate the struggle that BAME nurses have faced in being accepted for training and in the workplace. Neasa Roughan tells us more...

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

    Nightingale Museum Exhibition 2020

    Florence Nightingale

  • 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’