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Nurse-led teams caring for children at home

The increase in hospital at home services for children is creating opportunities for nurses...

QNI programme will shape community nursing leaders of the future

Next spring will see the launch of a leadership programme for Queen’s Nurses. Lynne Pearce...

How to thrive as a mentor and build positive relationships with students

Mentoring should be a rewarding experience for mentor and student, but the relationship...

Working abroad: a new job in a new country

Do your homework before you go and be prepared for a culture shock, says international...

How to develop your emotional resilience

Do you ruminate for days after a difficult incident at work? The good news is you can...

How to cope with rude or hostile colleagues

Working relationships in healthcare settings are not immune to day-to-day conflicts. But...

Should I leave the NHS and work for an agency?

For NHS nurses in permanent jobs, the freedom of agency nursing may seem enticing, but it is...

How to meet patients’ expectations

Feeling overwhelmed? Take some time to think about what really matters to patients, advises...

I worried my stammer would be a barrier to a career in nursing

Bethany Watson is loving her first job as nurse, and thanks to support from her trust’s...

How to work collaboratively with patients

Mandy-Day Calder explains how to develop a genuinely collaborative relationship with...

Island life: make the move to Guernsey

Guernsey is looking to recruit nurses from the UK and applicants with strong leadership...

Working effectively in a culturally diverse team

Life coach Mandy Day-Calder offers advice on how to develop your cultural competence at work

What to look for when joining a union

Joining a union may not always be a top priority when starting a new career. But unions...

How I broke through - and my trust improved its BME approach

BME staff often find it hard to progress to senior grades in NHS organisations that remain,...

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...

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