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The art of decision making

Mandy Day-Calder looks at ways to increase your confidence in your decision-making ability.

Keeping your nursing spark alive

After a well-earned summer break, it can be hard to return to the daily grind of early...

When to change jobs

How do you know when the time has come to break with what you know and take on the challenge...

Respect your patients even when you disagree with them

​Nurses have a duty to put their personal views to one side. Here are some strategies to...

Women leaders: learn together how to fulfil your potential

Men still dominate senior positions in the public sector. Management training designed for...

Charities offer a rewarding career

Making an impact in an area of health care that you are passionate about is the ideal for...

Knowing when to leave your work at the office

The unique pressures of the nursing role can make it difficult to switch off. Life coach...

When a colleague needs your support

What do you do if a colleague is having a bad day every day? Resist the urge to judge,...

Keeping community nurses safe from harm

Lone workers in community settings can be vulnerable to abuse. Dean Gurden looks at how to...

How to leave your job

Knowing when – and how – to move on is an important career skill.

Maintaining professional boundaries

Keeping the balance right in nurse-patient relationships is vital to protect yourself, your...

Overweight? Your chances of getting a job are reduced

Survey suggests obese healthcare staff have fewer career and training opportunities

Caring for yourself when you are the patient

Being a nurse doesn’t give immunity from long-term illness: points to consider after being...

Improving care through a clinical nurse researcher role

Oncology clinical trials nurse Julia Jonasi tells Ann Dix why she loves her job – and its...

Voluntary sector: feel-good posts outside the NHS offer job satisfaction

Information specialist nurse Ellen Watters offers advice to those wanting to move out of the...

Study highlights link between unfairness and staff sickness

Work dissatisfaction can affect health, recruitment and retention

Rediscover your passion by setting fresh career goals

Work motivation can be kick-started by redefining your ambitions

Stress puts off nurse directors from going for the top job

A recent report shows nurse directors are reluctant to take on chief executive roles because...

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