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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

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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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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

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It could be lonely this Christmas

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

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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

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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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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

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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

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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

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

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

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

Wales will welcome you with open arms

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

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