Career advice

No longer a backwater, care homes offer a career

Care homes can be vibrant places to work, with a clear career structure

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Nurse with a zest for life – and a passion for palliative care

A student placement in a hospice ignited a passion for palliative care that has never left...

Care home tutor helps overseas nurses join UK register

A care home in Yorkshire is giving lessons to nurses from outside Europe who are working as...

Look after yourself

Caring for yourself when you are the patient

Being a nurse doesn’t give immunity from long-term illness: points to consider after being...

Sickness

Study highlights link between unfairness and staff sickness

Work dissatisfaction can affect health, recruitment and retention

Careers target

Rediscover your passion by setting fresh career goals

Work motivation can be kick-started by redefining your ambitions

Executive stress

Stress puts off nurse directors from going for the top job

A recent report shows nurse directors are reluctant to take on chief executive roles because...

Stressed nurse

Simple ways to take back control and reduce your stress levels

In a challenging work situation, the level of stress and anxiety you are feeling may well be...

Job interview

Be a leading candidate

Nerves can take hold and speech become garbled when you are put on the spot. Here, we offer...

Anita Astle

My advice to new staff? Take every chance to question

Anita Astle urges nurses to 'work hard, play hard and have the time of your life'

Teamwork

Workplace matters

Medical settings are fast-paced and busy, so if someone is not pulling their weight, it can...

Open to change

Stay open to change

Most of us find change a challenge, but by accepting it as inevitable we can make the most...

Want to set up a nurse-led clinic? Here's how to do it...

Detailed planning and communication with team members are vital to creating a successful...

'I like the variety of care home work'

Aileen Waton says working at a good care home can lead ti career progression and personal...

From negative to positive: turn redundancy into an opportunity

Being made redundant can feel like a crushing blow, but it might just be the springboard to...

Keep an eye on Facebook and Twitter when you're job hunting...

Employers are increasingly turning to social media as a recruitment tool

Spirit of collaboration

Few of us work in isolation, so ensuring your team works well together is essential.

'I want the Nurse of the Year award to raise the profile of nursing'

RCN Wales Nurse of the Year Claire Harris was recognised for setting up a new stroke service...

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