How to build your confidence at work

Our latest podcast discusses what is meant by confidence in the workplace and some of the steps that nurses can take to improve it

Three nurses walking through a hospital ward, chatting and smiling
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Building confidence in the workplace is vital for nursing staff, both for patient safety and nurses’ own career development.

Being confident can help in areas such as raising concerns and overcoming imposter syndrome, as well as in job interviews and applying for opportunities, such as a secondment.

But what steps can nurses take to build their confidence in the workplace?

The latest episode of the Nursing Standard podcast looks at what we mean by confidence, how communicating with confidence can benefit those you care for and your career, and how being confident can make you a better leader.

Celebrating your successes as a nurse is vital, say our panellists

Guests RCN Nurse of the Year 2023 and head of nursing primary care at East London NHS Foundation Trust Julie Roye and lead nurse for safe staffing at University Hospitals Leicester NHS Trust Pippa Clark speak about why a good organisational culture is vital to enable nurses to build their confidence, the importance of reflection in nursing and how to handle negative feedback.

Celebrating your successes as a nurse is also vital in building confidence, they tell RCNi career development editor and podcast host Clare Lomas in a panel talk held at an RCNi jobs fair in London.

And never forget – there is no such thing as a silly question.

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