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What does a scrub nurse do – and could you be one?

Perioperative practitioners, or theatre nurses, work in anaesthetics, surgery or recovery

Menopause advanced nurse practitioner: my specialist role and how I got here

How to become an ANP in a specialty that requires a rich variety of knowledge and skills

Admiral Nurses in the community: helping carers cope with the uncertainty of dementia

Primary care support to families living with dementia, plus the skills of the role

Leadership in prison nursing: empowering women to take control of their health

Unexpected opportunities to improve access to care for a vulnerable patient group

Advanced practice in the community: combining leadership with rewarding hands-on care

Why my dynamic band 7 community nursing role is no place for outdated stereotypes

Undervalued and overlooked as a nursing associate: why I left the NHS

Without a clear career pathway, others may also feel they’ll be stuck on band 4 forever

Making the move into nurse education: top tips

How rewarding roles in community nursing have helped me on a new career path

Covid vaccination being given

How becoming a vaccinator helped heal me after nursing in ICU during the pandemic

Richly rewarding role in vaccination hub allows me to love nursing again

Island nursing: why it’s rich in career opportunities as well as work-life balance

A nurse explains the professional rewards of finding a job on a small island

From burnout to a top job in nursing research: what I’ve learned

Senior nurse researcher Jill Maben shares her tips for a move into research

Infection prevention and control nursing: could it be your next career move?

The COVID-19 pandemic has given infection prevention and control extra impetus

Critical care in the community: how a secondment has expanded my skills and experience

RCN Nurse of the Year Ana Waddington is pushing her boundaries in a mobile response unit role

Why an NHS COVID swabbing service tempted me out of retirement and back to practice

Retired nurses are bringing knowledge and skills to a complex and essential service

Gender-based violence nursing: this rewarding new role and its responsibilities

A nursing career that’s improving the healthcare experience of domestic abuse survivors

Conflict at work: how professional advocates help staff cope with challenging situations

An approach borrowed from midwifery can improve care quality and nurses’ working lives

From nurse to trust chief: ‘my background informs my style of staff leadership’

Cancer centre chief executive’s own experience of being disciplined shaped her approach

Suicide deaths on railways: the nurse-led interventions that could save lives

Community engagement is key, says mental health nurse in groundbreaking Network Rail role

By innovating service improvements you’re transforming your career and patient care

When nurses are a force for change, their own professional development benefits

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