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Ready to tackle revalidation? Here’s how to use your COVID-19 nursing experience

Just getting prepared for the NMC process can make it seem less daunting

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Feeling guilty during the COVID-19 pandemic

How to escape the cycle of pandemic-induced guilt

Nurses who aren’t on the COVID-19 front line should not feel weighed down

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We’re in a global public health crisis and it’s okay to say you’re not okay

Tips for coping with the emotional fallout from the COVID-19 pandemic

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COVID-19: working within the limits of your competence

How to ensure you work at your own skill level, even in exceptional circumstances

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Upholding your profession’s reputation – even after your shift ends

Nurses are expected to maintain certain standards – so what does that mean in your down time?

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Imposter syndrome: how nurses can learn to silence their inner critic

There are steps you can take to control the triggers of self-doubt

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Handling change at work and avoiding overload

How to maintain emotional balance in a new nursing role or challenging transition

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Workplace time-out: when some things are best left unsaid

Not everything has to be up for discussion, even if colleagues’ opinions clash with yours

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Self-care for nurses: it’s not selfish to think of your own health and well-being

Looking after yourself is essential when you are caring for others

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Interview skills: what to do when your mind goes blank

How to keep your cool and avoid ‘brain freeze’ during a job interview

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Resilience: the knack of bouncing back from the bad days

Sometimes you need to focus on what gives you the boost in confidence you need

Mind fog

How to avoid the mind fog of the nurse’s endless to-do list

Tips for coping when you are feeling overwhelmed

Be your own nurse: listen to what your body’s telling you and forget about guilt

Sometimes you’ve got to advocate for your own needs, for the sake of your health

If you’re stressed at work, comparing yourself to others will only feed the anxiety

Practical tips for nurses on how to stop negative thoughts in their tracks

When you think you’re a good organiser, but they think you’re just plain bossy

Steps you can take to ensure nurse colleagues don’t misread your good intentions

Support in a crisis: what to bear in mind when comforting relatives in distress

How to feel better equipped to support patients’ loved ones when they are upset

Why nurses must facilitate patient education

Making time to inform patients about their health is vital to improving long-term outcomes

The best way to beat bullies at work

Bullying and harassment are a problem in the NHS, but there are strategies to help you cope

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