Careers

Career advice

Is it time to step up to a band 6 nursing position?

The pandemic may have given you a taste of more senior roles – so consider your next move

Why human factors is about more than communication and teamwork

How human factors can improve nurses’ workplaces and create safer, streamlined services

Mental health nursing in primary care: could you take an advanced role at a GP surgery?

Discover the advanced role that helps raise the profile of mental health services

Preparing for leadership roles: tips for developing confidence

How to learn from a mentor, silence your inner doubt and develop your own leader style

A Homeless Hope street clinic

My journey from rough sleeper to Queen’s Nurse

A nurse’s foot clinics for people living on the streets are inspired by her experience

Why newly qualified nurses should not be put off working in general practice

COVID-19 vaccine delivery and a recruitment push will put practice nursing in the spotlight

My job

Island nursing: why it’s rich in career opportunities as well as work-life balance

A nurse explains the professional rewards of finding a job on a small island

Critical care in the community: how a secondment has expanded my skills and experience

RCN Nurse of the Year Ana Waddington is pushing her boundaries in a mobile response unit role

Gender-based violence nursing: this rewarding new role and its responsibilities

A nursing career that’s improving the healthcare experience of domestic abuse survivors

Nursing patients with frailty: how to create a complex needs team

Combining the skills of a frailty nurse and a GP to provide holistic care in the community

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Home visit in PPE

Dear diary: I can’t wait for the day I doff my PPE for good

A community nurse chronicles the daily reality of caring in a time of COVID-19

community nurse shows her ID at someone's front door

Dear diary: I am a community nurse caring for patients in a pandemic

Nurse’s shift diary reveals the challenges of caring for patients in lockdown

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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