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A female lecturer stands at the front of a lecture theatre teaching nursing students

From NHS nurse to lecturer: making the transition to education

What I’ve learned moving from an NHS role to academia, and the skills you need

Three young woman huddle together, all looking at their phones. Social media can effective in advertising nurse vacancies

Social media recruitment: how you can turbo-charge interest in vacancies where you work

TikTok and other platforms are proving to be powerful tools for filling nurse roles

Top half of clock-face, with the word deadline emblazoned on it, the time showing six minutes to midnight. Revalidation deadlines can induce panic in NMC registrants

Help! My revalidation is looming and I’m worried I’ve left it too late to get started

Don’t panic – let our portfolio tool take the strain out of organising your documents

Sexual assault referrals: my work as a forensic nurse examiner

A typical day in this demanding role, and the skills and compassion required

A nurse in ICU looks up from writing in notes to observe the patient. ICU can lack understanding of patients’ mental health care needs

Meeting patients’ mental health needs in critical care: a guide to close the skills gap

Newly registered nurses have produced a guide that ICU – and all acute teams – can use

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

My job

Image shows a nurse walking along a winding path in the direction of an arrow pointing to ‘ACP’. The path is flanked by other clinicians

A day in the life of an advanced clinical practitioner

An ACP has advice on how to make the move into advanced practice

How I became the UK’s first Filipino chief nurse – and learnings from my journey

Oliver Soriano describes how he has dealt with the highs and challenges along the way

An Admiral Nurse talking with an older woman affected by dementia

A pioneering nursing role: consultant Admiral Nurse for frailty

Kerry Lyons talks about her post in Dementia UK’s first frailty-specific nursing service

Nurse talent managers in the NHS: what does this relatively new role involve?

Established to attract, retain and develop staff, these roles are a great career move too

What does a neuropsychiatry specialist nurse do, and could this be the role for you?

Find out about a specialist role that gives hope and support to patients and families

Endometriosis

What does an endometriosis specialist adviser do – could a role at a charity be for you?

Advice on combining NHS and charity nursing roles, and how it could develop your career

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