Careers

Career advice

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RCNi jobs fair: where healthcare employers will be waiting to meet you

London recruitment event will be packed with career opportunities for nurses

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Interview skills: what to do when your mind goes blank

How to keep your cool and avoid ‘brain freeze’ during a job interview

Samantha Hayman

Why community nursing is not just for older nurses

Newly qualified nurses can gain clinical skills and confidence outside the hospital setting

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Return to practice: bringing my life experiences to a new nursing career

After 25 years away from nursing, work in menopause education drew Ruth Devlin back

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Helping nurses to integrate health and social care

Resources include a toolkit to support nurse leaders to make decisions about service redesign

Neonatal nurse on premature baby unit. Services are facing a nurse staffing crisis

Neonatal care: why it’s a rewarding career, whatever your nursing background

Services for sick babies can offer opportunities for adult nurses keen for a fresh direction

My job

Nadia Freri

I love how my job combines education and training with clinical practice

Clinical educator Nadia Freri wanted to go to the next level, but not as a nurse manager

Sue Smith

Charity abseil is my way to face my fears – and honour the NHS

Former health visitor Sue Smith is taking on a daring challenge to mark a career milestone

woman uses home dialysis machine

Seeing the independence that home dialysis gives patients makes our job worthwhile

A renal nurse explains the challenges and rewards of running a home haemodialysis service

Zoe Butler

We should be building people up, not knocking them down

Zoe Butler explains how she is using her role as a university lecturer to inspire students

As a manager, I’m still a nurse first and foremost

Chief executive Katie Fisher took a role outside the NHS ‘where I could make a difference’

Laura Carter-Penman

60 seconds with lead fertility nurse Laura Carter-Penman

The joys of balancing a leadership role with hands-on care

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