Career advice

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

London recruitment event will be packed with career opportunities for nurses

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Interview skills: what to do when your mind goes blank

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

Samantha Hayman

Why community nursing is not just for older nurses

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

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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

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Helping nurses to integrate health and social care

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

Neonatal nurse on premature baby unit. Services are facing a nurse staffing crisis

Neonatal care: why it’s a rewarding career, whatever your nursing background

Services for sick babies can offer opportunities for adult nurses keen for a fresh direction

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Resilience: the knack of bouncing back from the bad days

Sometimes you need to focus on what gives you the boost in confidence you need

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NHS Retirement Fellowship rebrands to boost awareness

The group for retired NHS workers is looking to expand its membership

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A clinic to help staff make the most of their careers

An NHS trust has set up a ‘safe space’ where nurses can discuss their professional aims

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Is it worth undertaking a PhD? 

A PhD can be a hard slog, but the rewards from carrying out your own research are immense

Jessica Davidson

Forensic nursing: why I love this complex and unpredictable job

Senior forensic nurse Jessica Davidson is helping develop postgraduate education in her field

Breakfast with the chief nurse

Breakfast with the chief nurse: breaking the ice with new and existing staff

How drop-in sessions offer a chance to hear concerns and resolve issues

How to avoid the mind fog of the nurse’s endless to-do list

Tips for coping when you are feeling overwhelmed

Volunteering could be your ticket to festival season

Enjoy the atmosphere, help raise money for charity – and boost your CPD and practice hours

I’m so glad I moved into practice nursing after having my children

Working in general practice offers scope for progression, but work-life balance too

Be your own nurse: listen to what your body’s telling you and forget about guilt

Sometimes you’ve got to advocate for your own needs, for the sake of your health

Why nursing older people in an acute setting is a great way to develop your career

A senior nurse explains her hospital trust’s opportunities for band 5 staff

If you’re stressed at work, comparing yourself to others will only feed the anxiety

Practical tips for nurses on how to stop negative thoughts in their tracks

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