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How to be a good role model

Students and new staff look to senior nurses for guidance and will often emulate what they...

Making the transition from colleague to manager

Moving from colleague to manager can be fraught with challenges for nurses. Kathy Oxtoby...

Preparing for success at an assessment centre

Assessment centres are increasingly being used by employers to ensure they recruit nurses...

Improving access to training for care home nurses

The struggle to access training has been a long-running concern for nurses who work in care...

Night shifts: the good, the bad, and the coping

As the latest research on working night shifts shows a link with coronary heart disease,...

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...

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