To the public, nursing is much like teaching work – known to be valuable, but not worthy of much critical attention. Accordingly, nursing is rarely represented in any depth in popular culture.
Nurses will be at the forefront of delivering digital healthcare, but are they prepared?
The biggest system failure in aged care is staffing. We don't need to wait until the royal commission is over to fix it – this can be done now.
Human trafficking victims can be hidden in plain sight, as one hospital found. That can lead health professionals and the public to miss clues to their plight. But education can change that.
Patient care is being "rationed" in NHS hospitals as a result of the nursing shortfall.
Women in minimum wage jobs earn 10% less than their male peers. Wages are systematically lower in jobs more commonly held by women.
Will nurses eventually be replaced by robots? Nurses themselves need to engage with the ongoing technological revolution in healthcare - to shape the future of the profession.
Shortages negatively affecting ability to care for patients
Men represent a virtually untapped resource that could help relieve the NHS nursing crisis
Nursing students are passing placements when they shouldn't be.
Violence against nurses in hospitals is increasing. Yet incidents remain under-reported and protections are not enough to ensure their safety, as well as that of their patients.
In the US, nurses take part in executions by lethal injection. They justify their role by saying it makes executions 'safer'.
Nursing apprenticeships didn't work out the first time and now they're back, and pose a risk to patients.
Nursing is more than just a caring profession, it is also a science.
Nurses and midwives are among society’s most highly valued professionals. But a disturbing national picture is emerging of escalating levels of over-work and burnout.
More people will go into nursing after bursaries are scrapped, but fewer than the NHS needs.
The raw ingredients that courses recruiting student nurses should look for are still a matter of debate.
One of the UK's most senior nurses has been forced to apologise after publicly attacking professional practice. Here's the case for the defence.
There aren't enough nurses and predicted shortfalls but the government is determined to cut opportunities for foreign nurses.
There are several benefits of nurses providing input in policymaking processes. In South Africa, though, there are several barriers that prevent this.