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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

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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

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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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Imposter syndrome: how nurses can learn to silence their inner critic

There are steps you can take to control the triggers of self-doubt

Values-based nurse recruitment: what you need to know to shine at your job interview

Tips for showing you’re the right fit for an organisation – and it’s the right place for you

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Handling change at work and avoiding overload

How to maintain emotional balance in a new nursing role or challenging transition

Justin Mwange, a newly qualified nurse in Hull

My experience of suffering can make me a more compassionate nurse

A former refugee explains why years living in a camp convinced him he had to become a nurse

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Imposter syndrome: don’t be too hard on yourself when you transition to a new role

Career transition can be uncomfortable, so be realistic about what you expect of yourself

Rose Webster

Why registered nurses should consider a PhD

A doctorate can help to develop skills, as well as being academically satisfying

How to take charge of your nursing career

Identifying your strengths and passions will help you navigate a career path that suits you

From midwife to senior commissioner – one chief nurse’s curvy career path

Diane Jones explains the hunger for autonomy that’s driven her ambition

Clinical nurse educator: the role that brings learning to the bedside

Clinical educators are vital to improving care, but they can feel isolated in their workplace

Workplace time-out: when some things are best left unsaid

Not everything has to be up for discussion, even if colleagues’ opinions clash with yours

Overseas education exchange: what we learned about investing in nurse leadership

Six-month trauma management teaching trip to Myanmar was a rich learning experience

Self-care for nurses: it’s not selfish to think of your own health and well-being

Looking after yourself is essential when you are caring for others

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