Career advice

Illustration of a woman shouldering the burden of falling dominoes and struggling to cope with the weight

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

RCNi Nursing and cAreers Jobs Fair sessions help attendees identify their next career move

How to take charge of your nursing career

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

nurse director Diane Jones

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

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

two nurses confer on a ward

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

nurse makes the 'time out' sign with her hands

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

Cambridge nurse Olivia Rees leads a nurse teaching session at Yangon General Hospital in Myanmar. The aim was to improve intensive care management of trauma patients

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

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

Women smiling in a fitness class. Maintaining your own wellbeing is hard when you're a nurse, but important

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

Financial education can help nurses to plan for retirement and unexpected loss of income

Financial know-how for nurses: make your money work for you

Planning for retirement, or living week to week? Financial education lets you take control

Rachel Taylor with a research participant

Here’s why this is an exciting time to be a clinical research nurse

There is more guidance and support now for nurses who want to combine research with practice

International recruitment: this is a foreign world to them. I say ‘you can do it’

Gamu Mhizha came to England to train in 2003. Now she is encouraging other overseas recruits

RCNi jobs fair: where healthcare employers will be waiting to meet you

London recruitment event will be packed with career opportunities for nurses

Interview skills: what to do when your mind goes blank

How to keep your cool and avoid ‘brain freeze’ during a job interview

Why community nursing is not just for older nurses

Newly qualified nurses can gain clinical skills and confidence outside the hospital setting

Return to practice: bringing my life experiences to a new nursing career

After 25 years away from nursing, work in menopause education drew Ruth Devlin back

Helping nurses to integrate health and social care

Resources include a toolkit to support nurse leaders to make decisions about service redesign

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