Career advice

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

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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

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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

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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

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Is this your next challenge in emergency care?

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

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Providing care throughout end of life, into bereavement and beyond

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

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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

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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

Has your career taken a wrong turn?

Sometimes it’s good to take stock and check you’re on the right path

Creating a fast track into practice nursing

A training course aims to provide everything needed for a career as a practice nurse

It could be lonely this Christmas

What can you do to help patients and colleagues who might feel isolated?

Why data and informatics are words to get excited about

Helping set standards for how information is used gives nurses a say in improving practice

Research offers a change of direction, rather than a change of profession

A new campaign aims to persuade nurses planning to leave the profession to consider research

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