Newly qualified nurses

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Starting your career on the front line of nursing involves challenges – but also chances to make a difference at a critical time
A staff nurse tends to a patient on a respirator in a hospital bed.

Starting your career on the front line of nursing involves challenges – but also chances to make a difference at a critical time

Nursing is one of the most rewarding career paths anyone could take. The opportunities for career development are seemingly endless.

As you start out, select your first job carefully. Take time to research the organisation, the service, the team and what they represent. Choose a workplace where you will be supported to consolidate your years of learning and become a confident, competent and compassionate nurse.

There are many preceptorship programmes available, and these will offer the support and guidance you need to develop and grow. Don’t be in a rush; take time

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