• Guest Blogs

    Men into Nursing Campaigns: Why My Opinion Has Evolved.

    Fact: nursing is an evidenced-based profession; as we traverse throughout our university nursing education, we learn to be a nurse whilst honing our critical thinking skills. When I took to the stage, speaking in favour of the resolution at the Royal College of Nursing’s (RCN) Congress 2018, “That this meeting of RCN Congress asks Council to develop and promote a strategy to recruit more men into the nursing profession.”, I was a second-year university nursing student. I was in my first term as one of the Scottish representatives on the RCN Students’ Committee before taking over as committee chair in January 2019. At the time, I argued:  “Nursing is one…

  • International Women's Day 2021

    Connections

    Clare Manley is a newly qualified Mental Health Nurse, founding member of The RCN Newly Qualified Nurses Network and Co-host of popular nursing podcast “Retaining the passion”. For International Women’s Day 2021, Clare shares with us her experience of being a newly qualified nursing working in a pandemic and highlights importance of celebrating difference without becoming divided. I started as a newly registered nurse in April 2020, just after we went into lockdown.  I work as a mental health nurse in a Community Mental Health Team.  On my first day in work instead of a team of 20+ there were two people in the office.  I met my team virtually…