Career advice

What you need to be a chief nurse – and my top tips for getting there

Focus on developing your skills in roles you love, and keep on learning

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How to stay focused on your career goals and reach the next step

A guide to setting SMART goals, staying on track and finding a coach or mentor

Woman smiles as she makes notes in front of her laptop while working at home – doctoral research is a time commitment and work-life balance challenge

So you’re thinking of doing a PhD? Here’s what you need to know

A doctorate can boost your nursing career – find out how to step up to the challenge

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Going for a band 7 role? What to expect to be asked at your interview

Moving up to these senior roles can be a big step – prepare well with our interview tips

Nursing and teaching: how to have the best of both worlds

Bridge the gap between clinical practice and academia, while still working for the NHS

How can I advance as a nursing associate?

Make the most of career opportunities whether you aspire to nurse registration or not

Innovations that improve patient care and experience: how to make your vision work

Nurses who turned inspiration into real-world improvements share their tips for success

Midlife financial review: do I need one, and how do I do it?

Tips for nurses on NHS pensions, planning for future need and seeking financial advice

Safe staffing: how to report concerns, whatever your role or seniority

A practical guide to using ‘red flags’ to raise staffing gaps

Job interview tips: how to answer those ‘tricky’ questions

Steps you can take to prepare and talk with confidence about your skills and achievements

I’m a learning disability nurse – what are my career options?

The role can take you down exciting and challenging paths working with people of all ages

CPD: what activities count for revalidation?

It doesn’t just mean training courses – find out what else counts for your CPD hours

Mental health support: what can well-being advisers bring to your workplace?

Self-care advice and support in the workplace makes sense for morale and retention

Narrative coaching for nurses and how it can help your career

Creating a narrative can be an invaluable tool. Find out more at Nursing Live

What is a Freedom to Speak Up guardian and how do I become one?

Those in the role provide crucial support for clinicians who raise concerns

I’m new to the role of practice supervisor for students – what do I need to know?

Find out the qualities and skills you need – and how role can enhance your own practice

What is imposter syndrome – and what can you do about it?

Imposter syndrome can erode self-confidence, but there are ways to defuse its negativity

How to be a high-earner: tips on reaching the height of your earning powers

Achieve your full income potential, whether in the NHS or independent sector

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