Careers

Career advice

gift box

What to do if a grateful patient wants to give you a present

For nurses, accepting gifts – even if offered with the best of motives – is fraught with risk

change habits

Habits, and why breaking them can be good for you and your nursing practice

New perspectives can be just the prompt you need to question engrained behaviour

diverse group of nursing staff

Faith, spirituality and offence: why it’s important to avoid making assumptions

Exercise caution and show respect if you are going to express your personal beliefs

Catherine Gamble, Elizabeth Park, Kiran Jnagal

The BAME leadership scheme that confounded sceptics and is boosting careers

Mental health trust took action to address the lack of diversity in senior nurse roles

Don’t let upsetting remarks affect your focus

How to stay focused and avoid becoming upset by chance remarks or disagreements at work

Return

9 tips for returning to work

How to build your confidence and competence in your role after an absence

My job

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

Lorraine O'Leary

60 seconds with oncology clinical nurse specialist Lorraine O’Leary

‘Every day I see how patients in cancer centres benefit from having a CNS’

60 seconds with surgical nurse practitioner Arniel Bautista Hernando

What I’ve learned in a career that has spanned London, Wales and the Philippines

60 seconds with Macmillan director of nursing Barry Quinn

Barry Quinn talks about his career in cancer and palliative care and the lessons learned

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