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Custody nurse with a detainee

What it takes to be a police custody nurse

Forensic samples and assessing mental illness, injury and addiction are all part of the role

Heading for retirement? Pension options and fulfilling opportunities to use your skills

There are more ways to retire than calling a sudden halt to your career and earning power

Becoming an advanced clinical practitioner: what you need to know

From the four pillars to credentialing, what it takes to achieve advanced practice

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Fancy a new job? Come to our careers fair and you might even go home with an offer

Explore your options and meet a variety of nurse employers keen to recruit

Professional boundaries: when is friendly too friendly?

How to spot the difference between natural human warmth and over-familiarity in nursing

NHS pay bands explained: the salary you can expect, plus career progression advice

How to move up through the AfC salary bands, and what promotion could look like for you

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Admiral Nurses in the community: helping carers cope with the uncertainty of dementia

Primary care support to families living with dementia, plus the skills of the role

Leadership in prison nursing: empowering women to take control of their health

Unexpected opportunities to improve access to care for a vulnerable patient group

Advanced practice in the community: combining leadership with rewarding hands-on care

Why my dynamic band 7 community nursing role is no place for outdated stereotypes

Undervalued and overlooked as a nursing associate: why I left the NHS

Without a clear career pathway, others may also feel they’ll be stuck on band 4 forever

Making the move into nurse education: top tips

How rewarding roles in community nursing have helped me on a new career path

Covid vaccination being given

How becoming a vaccinator helped heal me after nursing in ICU during the pandemic

Richly rewarding role in vaccination hub allows me to love nursing again

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