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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...

Careers advice

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...

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...

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