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Show you have the right attitudes for the job

Employers today ask for more than relevant skills and experience: they also want to know...

How to shine at interviews

Preparation is key to a successful interview. Plan well, do your research and the job could...

Agency nursing hit by tax change

For the past 18 months agency nurses have seen their wages under threat, with trusts ordered...

Nurse leaders: learn how to shape policy

Nurses should have a say in policy-making at all levels, but many feel they lack the skills...

How to turn a CV into your personal marketing tool

A good CV is the essential first step to getting your ideal job. RCN careers adviser Julie...

Put your appraisal plan into action

Having completed your appraisal, you will have a development plan for the coming year. Here'...

Make the most of your annual appraisal

It is easy to regard your appraisal as a chore, but if approached properly, it can put you...

Further study for further development: the primacy of postgraduate studies

Since nursing became an all-graduate profession, undertaking a master's degree has become an...

Paul Edwards: busting the private sector myths

Paul Edwards of Bupa UK urges you to keep an independent mind when choosing your next career...

Careers in nursing research: finding the evidence for better care

If you are interested in investigating the issues that matter most to patients, research may...
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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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Revalidation

'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...

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