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  • 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. 

  • RCN Library and Information Zone Northern Ireland Gavin Carville Gavin Carville 3 Aug 2018

    Getting started at the RCN Northern Ireland Library

    Meet the RCN’s new Library Team Leader in Northern Ireland: Gavin Carville

  • Florence Nightingale Stats Chris Morgan Chris Morgan 31 Jul 2018

    Florence Queen of Stats

    Chris Morgan from the RCN Library takes a fascinating look at how Florence Nightingale’s work in the field of statistics transformed health.

  • Donations to the RCN Library Diane McCourt Diane McCourt 30 Jul 2018

    Donations and what they tell when you least expect it

    Here at the Library we receive amazing donations that show first-hand nursing training. Diane McCourt tells us more.

  • Liz Pinel Liz Pinel 3 Jul 2018

    Book amnesty fortnight 2- 14 July 2018

    We want our books back! Do you have books from the RCN Library and Archive Service you no longer need? Are you worried about returning overdue books because of accumulated fines?