Career advice

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...

Grow your own career

When asked to write an article 30 years ago, Caroline Shuldham had reservations. Now,...

How to cope with staff shortages

Pressure resulting from understaffing can leave you feeling angry and defeated, but there...

Why become a clinical nurse educator?

Nursing is an ongoing process of development, and nurse educators can help their colleagues...

Reflect on your successes in 2016

It has been a tough year for nurses, so take time to celebrate everything you have achieved.

How to stay motivated at work over the festive season

Working at Christmas means spending time away from loved ones. Life coach Mandy Day-Calder...

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