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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
Rebecca Mounch with a patient

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

After taking a career break to care for my children, I did a return to practice course around six years ago. The aim was to return to my previous area of nursing – intensive care – where I had worked for six years before having children.

But after completing the course and taking up a nursing post in a hospital, I soon realised it was no longer the job for me. This was largely due to my working hours – juggling 13-hour shifts and child care became increasingly difficult.

I then worked as a district nurse for 18 months but was keen to

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