Career advice

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

Forensic nursing: is custody healthcare practitioner the career move you’re looking for?

It’s a role that offers autonomy and the chance to advocate for vulnerable individuals

What does a gender identity nurse specialist do – and could it be your next career move?

Find out about the role, the career development opportunities and the skills required

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

Urgent response in the community: could this be your next career move?

Community response teams need nurses who want to lead and practise autonomously

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

From ED nurse to health tech boss

How to change career direction but stay patient-focused

Flexible working: what if nurses could choose their own hours?

How a care home group is tackling recruitment issues by giving staff freedom on shifts worked

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

What to do when your new job is not the right fit

A former RCN Nurse of the Year on roles that don’t meet expectations – and when to walk away

From clinical practice to nurse academia: my first six months in a new role

Tips on applying for roles, banishing imposter syndrome, and facing a roomful of students

What if I don’t want promotion? How to make the most of your band 5 role

With high levels of patient contact and a range of opportunities, band 5 has its benefits

Legacy mentors: how late-career nurses are boosting retention

New role gives highly experienced clinicians the chance to pass on invaluable expertise

Agency nursing: what you need to know before you start out

How to choose an agency and the questions to ask before signing up