What is it like to be a newly qualified nurse?
Securing a role that is the right fit for you is crucial if you are to thrive in your new career – but how do you go about getting your first job?
Making the transition from nursing student to newly registered nurse is exciting, but it can also be nerve-wracking.
Securing a role that is the right fit for you – with the right support at the right time – is crucial if you are to thrive in your new career.
What does a good preceptorship programme look like?
But how do you go about getting your first job and what should you be looking for in a good employer? Support and development in the workplace is vital, so what does a good preceptorship programme look like?
The latest episode of the Nursing Standard podcast answers all these questions and more.
Our guest Bethany Tuckwood, a newly registered nurse in the emergency department at St Richards Hospital in Chichester in Sussex, and co-lead of the RCN Newly Registered Nurse Network, tells us how she has been getting on since she took up her post in February.
Building good support networks
She tells Clare Lomas, RCNi career development editor, about the importance of taking care of yourself and building good support networks around you, with advice on raising concerns and preparing for revalidation.
More Nursing Standard podcasts
- Understanding leadership for newly qualified nurses
- First time in charge of a ward: using delegation and leadership
- Tips for a successful transition from student to newly qualified nurse
Looking for your first nursing role?
Are you a nursing student or newly registered nurse (NRN) looking for your first nursing role? On 19 October, RCNi is holding its next virtual Student and NRN Careers Fair. Launched in 2021, the event supports students and newly registered nurses as they enter the healthcare job market.
As well as access to a packed online seminar programme, including sessions on getting your CV ready for your first nursing role, a day in the life of a prison nurse, and preparing for revalidation, you will meet the UK’s key nursing employers who will be interviewing on the day.
All you need is an internet connection and a device to join us, wherever you are. Simply register for free entry before the event.
Have you tried RCNi Plus yet?
RCNi Plus offers unlimited access to RCNi Learning, Nursing Standard, our nine specialist journals and the RCNi Revalidation Portfolio to store your CPD for revalidation. Use the discount code TRYPLUS to trial it for just £1 a week for 12 weeks today. Try RCNi Plus now.