Career advice

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

identical nurses face each other

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

person doing an colouring activity

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

nurses balanced on a weighing scale

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

Unintended consequences

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

nurse comforts tearful woman

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

Clinical academic nursing

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

Female nurse talking to a patient about their medication

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

The best way to beat bullies at work

Bullying and harassment are a problem in the NHS, but there are strategies to help you cope

nurse researcher with a patient

Nursing and clinical research: let’s look at the impact of nurses

Without the wide spectrum of nursing roles in research there wouldn’t be excellent practice

Digital tech developers need nurses’ know-how

Involving nurses in developing digital technologies would open an exciting career pathway

Is this your next challenge in emergency care?

A retrieval service role combines the fundamentals of nursing and the pressure of trauma care

Providing care throughout end of life, into bereavement and beyond

The Swan model of care offers comprehensive support at every stage, writes Fiona Murphy

Doing a master’s proved to be a catalyst for promotion – despite my lack of a grand plan

Specialist nurse practitioner Helen Burke explains how continued study boosted her career

Where can a career in older people’s care take me?

The options are wide and varied, with new roles in frailty, says specialist nurse Nicky Hayes

Yes, it’s a big ask for nurses, but voluntary work makes personal and career sense

Giving up your free time may be a selfless act, but it’s good for your CV too

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