Career advice

University programmes can help to restore skills and confidence of qualified nurses who want to return to nursing

Is a return-to-practice course right for you?

How a 16-week programme tackles the challenges of returning after a career break

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Why forensic mental health nursing is such a rewarding career

A challenging role where compassion and advocacy go hand in hand with public protection

RCNi jobs fairs

New decade, new job: RCNi hosts its first Nursing and Careers Jobs Fair of 2020

The event is perfect for nurses who want to develop their career

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Imposter syndrome: how nurses can learn to silence their inner critic

There are steps you can take to control the triggers of self-doubt

Values-based nurse recruitment: what you need to know to shine at your job interview

Tips for showing you’re the right fit for an organisation – and it’s the right place for you

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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

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

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

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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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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