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

Your dream job could be waiting for you at RCNi Nursing and Careers Jobs Fair

Visit London’s largest CPD-accredited nursing recruitment event

Deborah Hutchinson

It’s a privilege to work with veterans’ families, says award-winning Admiral nurse

Supporting families who care for a loved one with dementia is the best part of the job

Conwy in Wales

Wales will welcome you with open arms

The country’s chief nursing officer explains the perks of working for the NHS in Wales

Christy Samuel examining a patient

A hands-on role where you’re trusted to use your own judgment

Advanced nurse practitioner Christy Samuel says challenges are what makes her job satisfying

Writing a statement

How to write a statement of events

If your employer asks you to write a formal statement stay calm and follow these tips

Illustration showing a woman looking first shocked, then troubled, then happy and calm

What to do if you make a medication error

Nurses have a duty of candour when mistakes occur. Here’s how to handle the situation

Feeling overwhelmed by the digital workplace?

Rapid advances can be daunting. Follow these tips to improve your skills and confidence

Crossing continents as a nurse academic

Jacqueline Bloomfield says moving between the UK and Australia has helped her career progress

From beach days to bureaucracy: academic nursing in Australia

David Thompson found many similarities with working in the UK – but differences too

Super-switching: How to master the art of multitasking

Juggling duties may hinder productivity, but for nurses it's often the only choice

You can be amazing too: six small changes you can make to get out of a rut

Life as a nurse can be exhausting, but it’s important to recognise your own talents

Research should be part of nurses’ daily work

Trust creates new post of clinical professor to help nurses develop research skills

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