Career advice

Paths to positive change in your career – and life

Success means different things to different people. Working out what it means to you is the...

Agency nurses beware the false lure of tax umbrellas

An arrangement that offers agency nurses quick payment and more money in their pocket than...

Practice-related feedback: Revalidation helped me in my role as a mentor

Feedback from a student reminded University of Edinburgh professor Tonks Fawcett of the...

Why feeling grateful is good for your health

The last thing you may feel at the end of a hard day at work is grateful for the good things...

Practice related feedback: How reducing anxiety for a patient and their family was...

Amanda (Mandie) Burston, assistant resuscitation officer at Royal Stoke University Hospital...

Opportunities for nurses in the ambulance service

Looking for a career change or new ways to test your skills? A role with the ambulance...

Showing appreciation to agency nurses brings rewards for all staff

Practice-related feedback from an agency nurse caused Sarah Priday to reflect on the...

Strategies to boost your emotional resilience

Avoid burnout and enjoy your career more by learning how to improve your mental wellbeing by...

Nurse with a zest for life – and a passion for palliative care

A student placement in a hospice ignited a passion for palliative care that has never left...

SAD: What to do if winter brings you down

Winter can take an emotional toll, particularly for those who experience seasonal affective...

Coping with winter: tips for staying fit and healthy

Winter is one of the busiest times for nurses, and maintaining a good work-life balance can...

Care home tutor helps overseas nurses join UK register

A care home in Yorkshire is giving lessons to nurses from outside Europe who are working as...

‘It feels like my trust is investing in me and planning for the future’ 

An interview at the RCN Bulletin Jobs Fair in Birmingham landed nurse Charlotte Hall a new...

Reflective writing workshop proves a hit

Reflection is a key part of revalidation, but reflective writing is not always easy for...

Use reflection to see your work as being about people, not tasks

Heavy workloads can make it hard to see patients as individuals. Reflect on the bad moments...

Meet the nurse who performs surgery 

Nurse Sara Dalby, who has been a surgical care practitioner for six years and will soon...

Prison nursing: opportunities, autonomy and known risks

Prisons can be dangerous places but the risks are known and are planned for. And with prison...

Reconnecting with why you became a nurse

When conditions are tough it’s easy to feel disconnected from the values that led you into...

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