Newly qualified nurses

A staff nurse tends to a patient on a respirator in a hospital bed.

Acute care is a great place to learn your craft

Starting your career on the front line of nursing can be rewarding, as well as challenging

A young man's face superimposed over the London skyline

I completed my nursing degree and set my sights on London

Reece Doonan shares his experiences of making a big move for his first job after qualifying

Sharing your journey as a newly qualified nurse

A newly qualified nurse finds that sharing her experiences with others is rewarding

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Top tips for newly qualified nurses

Make sure you are prepared to make the leap from student to newly qualified nurse

My degree has prepared me to cope with the pressures of nursing

It's been a rollercoaster start but Zoe Butler knows she has the foundation to succeed...

Zoe Butler with Prince Charles

The day I told Prince Charles how tough life can be for new nurses

RCNi student of the year tells Prince Charles of nursing’s challenges and rewards

My first year as a registered nurse: six months qualified and counting

In the latest of her series of regular updates, RCNi nursing student of the year Zoe Butler...

Tips for a successful transition from student to newly qualified nurse

Making the transition from student to registered nurse can be a stressful time. Open...

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My first year as a registered nurse: learning how to deal with mistakes

In the latest of her series of regular updates, RCNi nursing student of the year Zoe Butler...

My first year as a registered nurse: reflecting on what makes an effective leader

In the second of a series of regular updates, RCNi nursing student of the year Zoe Butler...

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My first year as a registered nurse: a crisis of confidence, a shift in perspective

In the first of a series of regular updates, RCNi nursing student of the year Zoe Butler...

Don’t get too anxious about finding your first job

When Georgina O’Reilly-Foley wasn’t offered any jobs at the end of her placements during...

A difficult choice proved the right one for one newly qualified mental health nurse

When Deborah Ayodele had to a choice between moving abroad or training as a mental health...

Give young people a say in nurse recruitment

Involving children and young people in the recruitment process can bring equal rewards for...

Use your power in the job market

Don’t jump at your first job offer – the nursing shortage means you are likely to have...

From student to newly qualified nurse: a checklist for new starters

First days can be daunting but being prepared can help calm your nerves. Follow these tips...

From student to newly qualified nurse: finding out who's who...

You will be bombarded by information when you start a new job. Keep on top of it all by...

Community nursing is a complex and varied, but often underestimated, career option

Caring for homeless people requires a complex set of skills that can enable nurses to reach...

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