Careers

Career advice

Are you at a career crossroads? Advice for nurses looking to change direction

The pandemic has left many nurses thinking of changing their role. Here’s what to consider

What is competency and how can I maintain it?

Competency is a key principle of the NMC code and without it, patient safety is at risk

Revalidating for the first time: what you need to know about each step of the process

We explain the requirements and timeline, plus how to stay on track using a portfolio

Becoming a nurse prescriber: how it could take your career in unexpected directions

Find out what you need to do to be qualified to practise as a non-medical prescriber

What are transferable skills and how can I use them to get my next nursing role?

Learn to identify and develop the skills you use day-to-day that can open up career options

Custody nurse with a detainee

What it takes to be a police custody nurse

Forensic samples and assessing mental illness, injury and addiction are all part of the role

My job

What does a scrub nurse do – and could you be one?

Perioperative practitioners, or theatre nurses, work in anaesthetics, surgery or recovery

Critical care in the community: how a secondment has expanded my skills and experience

RCN Nurse of the Year Ana Waddington is pushing her boundaries in a mobile response unit role

Gender-based violence nursing: this rewarding new role and its responsibilities

A nursing career that’s improving the healthcare experience of domestic abuse survivors

Andy Thurgood arriving at a road traffic accident

I make clinical decisions at emergency incidents – and as a nurse I bring so much more

Pre-hospital emergency medicine consultant nurse Andy Thurgood on his challenging role

Lauren Johnston

How I make the emergency department less daunting for people with learning disabilities

Lauren Johnston describes her work in a pioneering nursing role

Picture of emergency nurse Martina Browne, who explains why she still loves the role after 35 years.

35 years as an emergency nurse practitioner

Emergency nurse Martina Browne explains why she still loves the role after 35 years

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