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Helping nurses to integrate health and social care

Resources include a toolkit to support nurse leaders to make decisions about service redesign

Making sure work is recognised and valued

Lorraine Hicking-Woodison on the privilege and rewarding feeling you get from being an assistant practitioner, advising healthcare support workers.

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RCN credentialing: Assessing advanced level practice

As the RCN’s new scheme to offer accreditation for advanced nurse practitioners gathers pace, Lynne Pearce talks to project manager Nick Paterson about how nurses with the relevant skills can become paid assessors.

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New RCN scheme will enhance career prospects of advanced nurse practitioners

Ahead of the spring roll out of the RCN’s new credentialing scheme, Lynne Pearce talks to advance nurse practitioners who took part in the pilot project.

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QNI programme will shape community nursing leaders of the future

Next spring will see the launch of a leadership programme for Queen’s Nurses. Lynne Pearce talks to programme manager Sharon Aldridge-Bent.

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Making the transition from colleague to manager

Moving from colleague to manager can be fraught with challenges for nurses. Kathy Oxtoby looks at how to make the transition as seamless as possible.

My job

Sue Houston

Head of nursing at a neurological rehabilitation specialist service provider

Developing leadership skills has always been a priority for Sue Houston

Risq Animasaun

Senior staff nurse on a general psychiatric, female-only ward

I have an instinctive desire to provide care and support to people, says Risq Animasaun

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Deputy director infection prevention and control

Forthcoming matrons' handbook author Annesha Archyangelio on why she went into nursing

Rebekah Bewsey

Children and young people’s care pathway lead and matron

RCNi award-winning team leader Rebekah Bewsey: 'I don’t think I chose nursing; it chose me'

Care home operations dementia manager

RCNi award winner Yvonne Manson knew early on that she wanted to work in care homes

Ann Collins

‘It is a privilege to work with people who are at their most vulnerable’

Advanced nurse practitioner Ann Collins talks about her work with older people

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