Career advice

Don’t lose sight of the finish

If you’ve embarked on an exciting new goal but the enthusiasm you felt at the beginning has...

Prepare to succeed

Nurses are increasingly required to give presentations, whether in front of their class, to...

Values light the way to work

Since the inquiry into care failings at Mid Staffs, ‘values’ has become a buzzword in...

Succeed as an agency nurse

Agency nurses have to adjust to new environments while juggling clinical responsibilities...

A chance to sell yourself

A good CV should make the reader want to meet you. It should tell a compelling story that...

Healthy staff provide better care

Supporting staff to improve their own health is crucial to getting care right for patients,...

Passion will follow after skills

A wait-and-see attitude to career planning is rarely the path to success.

Champions needed

Provision of specialist epilepsy care across the UK is extremely patchy, with fewer than 300...

Striking the right staff balance

Northumbria NHS Foundation Trust is one of a number of trusts across England currently...

Feeling the pressure at work

Nursing can be a particularly stressful profession. It is not just physically demanding, but...

My work is unique

Helen Goldsmith on her agency role.

Brush up on your pitch

The elevator pitch has become shorthand for the brief statement used as an introduction in a...

Opportunity to make a difference

Clinical electives in developing countries can improve health through education,...

Managing emotions at work

Every nurse is taught during training to put their emotions to one side when making...

Mind your attitude

The Francis and Winterbourne View inquiries revealed significant concerns about nurses’...

Change for the better

Nurses are in an ideal position to use the simple technique of questioning to help patients...

Tips for preceptorship

Fostering a good relationship with your preceptor is essential.

Care home role needs direction

The scope of the registered nurse role in care homes is not widely understood.

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