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Nurses following a doctor into a hospital room with a patient. Picture: iStock

COVID-19: working within the limits of your competence

How to ensure you work at your own skill level, even in exceptional circumstances

Peer support after trauma

Trauma Risk Management – the peer-led programme that prioritises nurses’ well-being

TRiM is an early intervention programme that helps nurses cope after traumatic incidents

Stock image of off duty nurses socialising and drinking alcohol

Upholding your profession’s reputation – even after your shift ends

Nurses are expected to maintain certain standards – so what does that mean in your down time?

University programmes can help to restore skills and confidence of qualified nurses who want to return to nursing

Is a return-to-practice course right for you?

How a 16-week programme tackles the challenges of returning after a career break

two men in face to face discussion

Why forensic mental health nursing is such a rewarding career

A challenging role where compassion and advocacy go hand in hand with public protection

RCNi jobs fairs

New decade, new job: RCNi hosts its first Nursing and Careers Jobs Fair of 2020

The event is perfect for nurses who want to develop their career

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Return to work in ICU during COVID-19 pandemic

COVID-19: returning to work as an ICU nurse is scary, but it’s a privilege too

A nurse’s experience of returning to clinical practice after a 25-year break

head of mental health nursing for NHS England and NHS Improvement Emma Wadey

The nurse leader who is determined to keep one foot on the front line of care

Emma Wadey is a nurse at the top of the NHS, but don’t ask her to give up clinical practice

Andy Thurgood arriving at a road traffic accident

I make clinical decisions at emergency incidents – and as a nurse I bring so much more

Pre-hospital emergency medicine consultant nurse Andy Thurgood on his challenging role

Lauren Johnston

How I make the emergency department less daunting for people with learning disabilities

Lauren Johnston describes her work in a pioneering nursing role

Picture shows theatre nurse Marie Taniacao with the da Vinci Xi robotic surgical system. Her course at the Royal Marsden NHS Foundation Trust will give her the skills to assist surgeons during robotic operations.

Harnessing the power of robotics allows me to retain the human touch

A theatre nurse reflects on how her high-tech role enhances patient contact

Nurses Emma Cuthbert and Chelsea Jackson from the oncology ward at Northampton General Hospital

What it’s like working as an oncology nurse

Joining a cancer ward can be daunting, but it allows you to work closely with patients

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