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

Financial education can help nurses to plan for retirement and unexpected loss of income

Financial know-how for nurses: make your money work for you

Planning for retirement, or living week to week? Financial education lets you take control

Samantha Hayman

Why community nursing is not just for older nurses

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

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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

My job

Picture of Caitriona O’Neill, who talks about her work with Accelerate, a wound and lymphoedema community interest company in East London.

Director of community service and lymphoedema

Caitriona O’Neill talks about her work at a community interest company

Picture of military advanced nurse practitioner Lynda Mathias, a clinical staff officer in the army with the rank of lieutenant colonel, who describes some of the challenges she has faced

Military advanced nurse practitioner

Army clinical staff officer Lynda Mathias describes some of the challenges she has faced

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

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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