Career advice

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

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NHS Retirement Fellowship rebrands to boost awareness

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

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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

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Forensic nursing: why I love this complex and unpredictable job

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

Breakfast with the chief nurse

Breakfast with the chief nurse: breaking the ice with new and existing staff

How drop-in sessions offer a chance to hear concerns and resolve issues

Mind fog

How to avoid the mind fog of the nurse’s endless to-do list

Tips for coping when you are feeling overwhelmed

Nurse volunteer at Glastonbury

Volunteering could be your ticket to festival season

Enjoy the atmosphere, help raise money for charity – and boost your CPD and practice hours

Rebecca Mounch with a patient

I’m so glad I moved into practice nursing after having my children

Working in general practice offers scope for progression, but work-life balance too

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Be your own nurse: listen to what your body’s telling you and forget about guilt

Sometimes you’ve got to advocate for your own needs, for the sake of your health

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Why nursing older people in an acute setting is a great way to develop your career

A senior nurse explains her hospital trust’s opportunities for band 5 staff

If you’re stressed at work, comparing yourself to others will only feed the anxiety

Practical tips for nurses on how to stop negative thoughts in their tracks

When you think you’re a good organiser, but they think you’re just plain bossy

Steps you can take to ensure nurse colleagues don’t misread your good intentions

Support in a crisis: what to bear in mind when comforting relatives in distress

How to feel better equipped to support patients’ loved ones when they are upset

How to build a career that combines clinical and research skills

Clinical academic nursing is relatively new but growing, with a career framework to match

Why nurses must facilitate patient education

Making time to inform patients about their health is vital to improving long-term outcomes
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A strategy to gain confidence at work

Being aware of your skills and strengths will give you confidence when applying for a new job

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