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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

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Resilience: the knack of bouncing back from the bad days

Sometimes you need to focus on what gives you the boost in confidence you need

Group of retirement-aged women. Photo: iStock

NHS Retirement Fellowship rebrands to boost awareness

The group for retired NHS workers is looking to expand its membership

Two nurses talking. Photo: Tim George

A clinic to help staff make the most of their careers

An NHS trust has set up a ‘safe space’ where nurses can discuss their professional aims

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Is it worth undertaking a PhD? 

A PhD can be a hard slog, but the rewards from carrying out your own research are immense

Jessica Davidson

Forensic nursing: why I love this complex and unpredictable job

Senior forensic nurse Jessica Davidson is helping develop postgraduate education in her field

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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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