Career pathways in caring for older people

This series showcases careers in nursing older people. Featuring a variety of jobs and settings, the series explores the pathways that these nurses took, what inspired and inspires them, and the potential for nurses who might want to follow in their footsteps.


Hospice care: ‘a unique opportunity’

Faith Slater on why she needs to use every skill she has to support families experiencing...

Changing perceptions of careers in adult social care

This feature in our careers series profiles a clinical care supervisor who is changing...

Helen Springthorpe talking to a patient

Admiral Nurse who plotted a course for dementia care in her local trust

After a 37-year nursing career, with 15 years spent as an Admiral Nurse, Helen Springthorpe...

The challenge of attracting students to older people's nursing

This feature in our careers series hears from a newly qualified nurse who is working with...

Jennifer Boyd

‘We work in the residents’ home, they don’t live where we work’

This feature in our series on career pathways explores advanced practice in care homes

Wendy Mashlan treating an elderly female patient

Helping older people access the best acute hospital care

The first feature in a series looking at career pathways in caring for older people looks at...

Nicky Hayes

‘Outstanding nurses work with older people across all settings’

Nicky Hayes explains why caring for the frailest older people can be immensely rewarding but...