Career advice

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

I want to work in Australia – what are my options and what do I need to do?

A practical guide to taking a nursing job down under, including the pros and cons

Ready to call it quits? How to fall back in love with nursing

Advice from those who’ve been there on how to refresh your focus and reinvigorate your career

I want to get out of the NHS, so what are my career options in the private sector?

Read about roles in hospitals, occupational health, and even the football premiership

Professional nurse advocate: is this a role with your name on it?

It’s an opportunity that could take your career in a fresh and exciting direction

Band 8 roles: what are they, what skills do I need, and how do I get one?

You’ll need experience and proven leadership. Find out how preparation can begin at band 5

Choose your own rotation: how one trust is improving staff retention and well-being

Groundbreaking rotation programme is helping nurses find new confidence and career paths