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Picture of Emily Jones, a paediatric emergency unit sister at University Hospital of Wales, Cardiff. She loves the variety of her job and says all experiences at work, good and bad, will make you a better emergency nurse.

Paediatric emergency unit sister

Emily Jones says all experiences at work, good and bad, will make you a better nurse

April McKay

Emergency nurse appointed to medical college committee

April McKay on why emergency nursing inspires her so much

'Saving lives isn't just about resuscitation'

Consultant nurse Sarah Charters says mental health is one of EDs' biggest challenges...

Julie Reeve

'Just when you think you have seen it all... you really haven’t'

RCNi Award finalist Julie Reeve talks about her 30-year career in nursing

Steffan Simpson

‘Not knowing what would come through the door next appealed to me’

Helicopter transfer practitioner Steffan Simpson talks about his career in emergency care

My job: training as an oil rig and off-shore medic was the best education

Urgent care practitioner Nathan Garlick now works in pre-hospital care treating 999 patients closer to home


‘Have good judgement, but don’t be judgemental’

Miriam Kasztura works to improve outcomes for frequent attenders to the ED

60 seconds with sepsis specialist nurse Clair Sandy

Sepsis specialist nurse Clair Sandy talks about her work and her best lesson from nursing


‘Be prepared to work outside your comfort zone’

Senior charge nurse Susan Macaulay describes what it takes to work in an emergency department on a remote Scottish island


‘Be the best you can be in every situation’

Royal Stoke Hospital resuscitation officer and RCNi Nurse of the Year Amanda Burston explains what inspires her to work as a nurse.


‘Do the right thing and be prepared to support an unpopular view’

Senior lecturer Lorna McInulty explains how becoming a trauma nurse co-coordinator changed her career.

Jim Bethel

‘Persist and be ambitious: nothing that comes easy is worth having’

University of Wolverhampton Institute of Health Professions senior lecturer Jim Bethel outlines the changes in emergency nursing over his career.

‘Emergency nurses do an amazing job in challenging circumstances’

Somerset Partnership NHS Foundation Trust consultant nurse in urgent and unscheduled care...

60 seconds with RCNi child health award winner Drew McDonald

Never settle for second best and always keep an open mind, says Drew McDonald, winner of the...

'It's up to nurses to tell politicians how it is'...

Professor Matt Griffiths on lobbying the home office, changing the game for emergency nurses...

Working in emergency care is the best job you'll ever have...

With an increasingly challenging drug epidemic in the US, development specialist Charlene...

60 seconds with acute clinical research nurse Claire Matata

Be proactive and don't wait for opportunities to come your way, says lead nurse for...

Treat patients like family

Advanced clinical practitioner trainee Mark Case says teamwork and technical skills are...