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60 seconds with professor of children’s nursing Alison Twycross

Don’t be afraid to push at doors to help you find the career pathway that’s right for you, says Alison Twycross. 
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Don’t be afraid to push at doors to help you find the career pathway that’s right for you, says Alison Twycross

Alison Twycross started her nursing career in 1981, working as a volunteer at a local hospice while doing her A levels. A registered adult, mental health and children’s nurse, she has worked in nurse education for 21 years and is professor of children’s nursing and head of department for children’s nursing at London South Bank University. Ms Twycross has edited three books bringing together research relating to managing pain in children, and is the editor of RCNi’s Evidence-Based Nursing journal.

What are your main work responsibilities? Managing and leading the department of children’s nursing, maintaining relationships with stakeholders and improving the student experience.

Who are your clients/patients? Students, hospitals and other organisations who

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