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Help for overseas nurses struggling to get on the register

How a new pathway has helped hundreds who narrowly failed their English language tests

Two nurses sitting at a table and chatting, with an open notebook in front of them, as in a nurse-mentor relationship

How to find a mentor who can meet your needs

Seek a mentor who can enhance your confidence and competence, but also challenge you

A row of people in smart attire seated in a waiting area looking slightly anxious and preoccupied, as if waiting to be called into a job interview

Going for a job interview? How to overcome nerves and arrive prepared

Tips on bringing your best to interview and tackling stress and anxiety head-on

heree-Leigh Woodall, head of equality, diversity and inclusion (EDI) at independent healthcare provider Practice Plus Group, pictured standing outside HMP Oakwood

Challenging discrimination: creating safe spaces for nurses and patients

My tips on using effective, inclusive leadership to improve care and staff retention

Illustration of woman's head and shoulders in profile. She holds her head high. The autism symbol – multicoloured infinity – is superimposed.

I’m newly qualified and autistic – here’s how I navigate the challenges of my role

With a little support, autistic nurses like me will thrive at work and enrich nursing care

A female lecturer stands at the front of a lecture theatre teaching nursing students

From NHS nurse to lecturer: making the transition to education

What I’ve learned moving from an NHS role to academia, and the skills you need

My job

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Work-life balance: what I’ve gained in an occupational health role

It can offer more flexibility than ward or community jobs. Find out what’s involved

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A day in the life of an advanced clinical practitioner

An ACP has advice on how to make the move into advanced practice

Article author and newly registered nurse Alice Amil smiles as she arranges equipment in the cath lab

Why I love my new job as a cath lab nurse – and how you can find your ideal role too

Cardiac nursing’s joys and challenges, plus tips on starting strongly in a new job

How I became the UK’s first Filipino chief nurse – and learnings from my journey

Oliver Soriano describes how he has dealt with the highs and challenges along the way

Nurse talent managers in the NHS: what does this relatively new role involve?

Established to attract, retain and develop staff, these roles are a great career move too

Spotting and supporting deteriorating patients: what I've learned

A deteriorating adult response team (DART) nurse explains what the role involves

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