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Student placements: 'I loved the care home'

Tyler wasn't sure about being placed in a care home, but the reality was surprising

‘Know you can do this'

Lucy reflects on the challenges of transitioning from student to newly registered nurse

'Better support is needed after baby loss’

More understanding is required for those who work in related health care settings

RCN reps: how to make the most of conferences

From nerves and networking to inspiration and itineraries

Never been to RCN Congress?

Sign up and prepare for a memorable week, says Sunil, who went for the first time last year

Climate change: what does it mean for infectious diseases?

Why we need to start thinking about the next pandemic

HIV: where are we now?

Dr Grundy-Bowers reflects on the advances in treatment 40 years since the discovery of HIV

Belinda's legacy of learning

Sally Wilson reflects on her first health care role working alongside care assistant Belinda

The best death possible

Steph explains the challenges and privileges of working in end-of-life care

Let's talk about sex: why STIs are at a record high

Sexual health nurse Ruth Bailey gives her perspective on why STIs have shot up since 2021

Dementia care: reaching patients when English is their second language

Working with community groups, posters in other languages and more

‘Take the opportunity to make things better'

Why mental health nurses should vote ‘yes’ to strike

Moving on from a mistake

Blame culture doesn't help anyone, says Carol

Safe staffing: 'Government promise must be backed by action'

Is the UK government’s pledge to achieve safe staffing a win for nursing? Rachel Hollis discusses

'The NHS has saved my life'

Patients explain why they support fair pay for nursing

The cancellation

Ingrid's daughter's brain surgery was postponed at the last minute due to a lack of nursing staff.

International nursing staff: ‘RCN will support your right to strike’

You might be worried, but we're here for you

‘The cause is too important to ignore’

Gurleen is encouraging other internationally recruited nursing staff to join RCN picket lines

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