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Scholarship led to national roll out of an innovative communication tool for young...

Joanna Poole on why a Florence Nightingale Emerging Leaders Scholarship improved communication with patients and reinvigorated her career

‘Winning an RCNi Nurse Award increased my self-confidence and inspired me to do more’

Paediatric emergency nurse Drew McDonald won the Child Health category in the RCNi Nurse Awards 2017 for his project developing a sepsis recognition tool for triage. He talks to Elaine Cole about the positive effect that winning the award has had on his practice and his personal development

My elective in Malawi highlighted the true values of nursing

Final year nursing student Sarah S Ball reflects on her trip to a remote village in Malawi, and how the duty of care is still at the heart of good practice.

Children will tell it how it is, so listen to them

Being one of only two learning disability consultants working in children’s hospitals in the UK, Joann Kiernan knows the sector and the skills that come with it, very well.

Look after yourself

Caring for yourself when you are the patient

Being a nurse doesn’t give immunity from long-term illness: points to consider after being diagnosed

Sickness

Study highlights link between unfairness and staff sickness

Work dissatisfaction can affect health, recruitment and retention

Careers target

Rediscover your passion by setting fresh career goals

Work motivation can be kick-started by redefining your ambitions

Executive stress

Stress puts off nurse directors from going for the top job

A recent report shows nurse directors are reluctant to take on chief executive roles because of the high personal cost

Stressed nurse

Simple ways to take back control and reduce your stress levels

In a challenging work situation, the level of stress and anxiety you are feeling may well be unnecessary – but you can beat it by taking control with these simple tools.

Job interview

Be a leading candidate

Nerves can take hold and speech become garbled when you are put on the spot. Here, we offer expert advice on being the best you can be at a job interview.

Teamwork

Workplace matters

Medical settings are fast-paced and busy, so if someone is not pulling their weight, it can have a big effect on the rest of the team and the quality of care being given. What if it is one of your colleagues who is not fulfilling their duties or performing to the required standard?

Open to change

Stay open to change

Most of us find change a challenge, but by accepting it as inevitable we can make the most of opportunities that arise.

Want to set up a nurse-led clinic? Here's how to do it...

Detailed planning and communication with team members are vital to creating a successful...

From negative to positive: turn redundancy into an opportunity

Being made redundant can feel like a crushing blow, but it might just be the springboard to...

Keep an eye on Facebook and Twitter when you're job hunting...

Employers are increasingly turning to social media as a recruitment tool

Your path to research

Working as a nurse researcher can be personally and professionally rewarding, according to...

Spirit of collaboration

Few of us work in isolation, so ensuring your team works well together is essential.

Expanding skills and experience

Band 5 and 6 nurses at one of the UK's largest employers are benefiting from a novel...

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