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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

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

With its many different specialties and roles, nursing is perhaps the most diverse career in the health service.

There are a wide range of qualifications and training routes nurses can take, but there is also a set of skills that are common to almost all roles. Often overlooked, these transferable skills can make a huge difference to how you progress in your career and the opportunities that open up.

What are transferable skills?

Transferable skills are those that can be applied to different situations. They include everything from communication, problem-solving and teamworking to management, planning and organisation.

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