Newly qualified nurses

woman talking in an interview situation – thorough preparation helps nurses impress prospective employers at interview

A nurse’s guide to winning at job interviews

Tips and techniques for conquering your nerves and impressing the panel

 Nursing is fast-paced in the emergency department

Mental health and adult nursing, plus the pace of emergency care – this role has it all

A dual-registration newly qualified nurse reflects on what she has learned in her first year

Distressed nurse working in the emergency department

The call you never want to get in emergency nursing

A newly qualified nurse describes the emotions and impact of a paediatric crash call

surgical team in theatre

I’m so glad I chose to go into perioperative practice – and here’s why

Oliver Stone found he thrives in the demanding but tight-knit environment of theatre nursing

community nurse with a patient

It’s just not true that your first job must be in an acute hospital – and here’s why

QNI's Crystal Oldman on why the community is the perfect place to start your nursing career

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 reflects on the challenges and successes of her first six months as a staff nurse

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...

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...

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...

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