Careers

Career advice

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Imposter syndrome: don’t be too hard on yourself when you transition to a new role

Career transition can be uncomfortable, so be realistic about what you expect of yourself

Samantha Hayman

Why community nursing is not just for older nurses

Newly qualified nurses can gain clinical skills and confidence outside the hospital setting

Illustration showing integrated health and social care systems

Helping nurses to integrate health and social care

Resources include a toolkit to support nurse leaders to make decisions about service redesign

Rebecca Mounch with a patient

I’m so glad I moved into practice nursing after having my children

Working in general practice offers scope for progression, but work-life balance too

nurses balanced on a weighing scale

If you’re stressed at work, comparing yourself to others will only feed the anxiety

Practical tips for nurses on how to stop negative thoughts in their tracks

Creating a fast track into practice nursing

A training course aims to provide everything needed for a career as a practice nurse

My job

Sue Smith

Charity abseil is my way to face my fears – and honour the NHS

Former health visitor Sue Smith is taking on a daring challenge to mark a career milestone

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Seeing the independence that home dialysis gives patients makes our job worthwhile

A renal nurse explains the challenges and rewards of running a home haemodialysis service

Care home support nurse

Primary care nurses must adapt ways of working due to an increase in frail older patients

‘Make the most of every learning opportunity’

Medicines management specialist nurse Elizabeth Smyth’s advice to newly registered nurses

'Getting services right for people with frailty is a must'

Frailty and dementia matron Beverley Marriott wants an integrated health and social care system

‘Placements with older people made me realise what I wanted to do’

Ann Collins, who helps older people with mental health needs, discusses her biggest challenge

Research in practice

Pregnant women at a parent support group

Experiences of pregnant women with fetal diagnosis of congenital heart disease

Parent support groups have an important role for women with fetal abnormalities

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