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Lucy Gillespie: The good preceptorship guide

A good preceptorship programme can help you survive your first year as a newly-qualified...
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'Reflective practice will give nurses back its voice'

How to cope with change and uncertainty

Nursing has always been unpredictable and under pressure. Mandy Day-Calder advises nurses...

Picking up the pieces after you make a mistake

All nurses dread making an error, but if it does happen, there are things you can do to...

Mindfulness Part 3: Don’t give up

In the concluding part of a three-part series, Mandy Day-Calder reveals how to overcome the...

Mindfulness Part 2: Core techniques to reduce your stress

In the second part of our series on mindfulness, Mandy Day-Calder explains how paying...

Mindfulness Part 1: How to regain your focus

In the first of a three-part series, Mandy Day-Calder explains the ‘essence’ of mindfulness.

RCN credentialing: Assessing advanced level practice

As the RCN’s new scheme to offer accreditation for advanced nurse practitioners gathers pace...

LGBT equality: mind your language

Remember that married no longer necessarily means heterosexual. A little care with language...

New RCN scheme will enhance career prospects of advanced nurse practitioners

Ahead of the spring roll out of the RCN’s new credentialing scheme, Lynne Pearce talks to...

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Tips on how to say no to excessive workloads

Faith and spirituality: how to remain professional

Some patients value the opportunity to discuss their faith. For others, any mention of...

The benefits of being a Macmillan nurse

From leadership and mindfulness to career coaching, Macmillan Cancer Support offers nurses a...

How to set and achieve your goals

Setting clear goals can help give clarity to your long-term vision and motivate you to get...

What to consider if you are thinking of working abroad

Working abroad can offer exciting oportunities for nurses, but do your research and plan...

How to stay enthusiastic after years of nursing

Nursing in your 40s, 50s and beyond is difficult if you don’t feel valued. Here’s how to...

Find your ideal role with RCN Jobs Fairs

Whether you are newly qualified or an experienced nurse looking for a change of direction,...

Take the lead in your workplace and get involved in research

Effective leadership has never been more important in nursing, and world-leading research by...

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