Gill Drummond reflects on her career and what makes a good mental health nurse
I have an instinctive desire to provide care and support to people, says Risq Animasaun
Jodie Alder explains why she chose to work in secure services for men
RCNi award-winning team leader Rebekah Bewsey: 'I don’t think I chose nursing; it chose me'
Advanced nurse practitioner Ann Collins talks about her work with older people
'I want to see more mental health nurses doing research and building their own evidence base'
Senior lecturer Nicola Evans, on how taking all opportunities can provide the best outcomes for your career, and how winning the RCN Wales Research in Nursing award broadened the horizons for child and adolescent mental health services.
Always aim high, and be an inspirational leader who students and staff can trust and learn from, says 2017 RCNi Nurse Award winner Diane Palmer
Working in mental health gives you a huge amount of satisfaction, and the right opportunity always comes along, says lead nurse for specialist services Angela Shorter
Persevere, innovate and work as a team – you achieve so much more by working together, says foundation professor of nursing Dave Clarke.
Community mental health nurse Ed Freshwater has the medical profession in his blood. After training as a healthcare assistant, he now chairs 14,000 members of the RCN Mental Health Forum. He also has an unhealthy attachment to a log-splitting axe.
In 2015, Julia Terry became the first mental health nurse in the UK to be awarded a fellowship with the National Institute for Health and Care Excellence. She talks to Clare Lomas about the benefits of being a NICE fellow.