Career advice

How to take charge of your nursing career

Identifying your strengths and passions will help you navigate a career path that suits you

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

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

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

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

London recruitment event will be packed with career opportunities for nurses

Interview skills: what to do when your mind goes blank

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

Why community nursing is not just for older nurses

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

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

Helping nurses to integrate health and social care

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

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

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

NHS Retirement Fellowship rebrands to boost awareness

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

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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