Career advice

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

Angela Cheesmond

The importance of getting student nurses into practice placements

After receiving recognition for her role as a mentor, Angela Cheesmond explains why there should be more opportunities to do placements with GPs

The diversity of community nursing

Prolific community nurse Jayne Sankey has more than 30 years of primary care under her belt, but developing and mentoring staff has stayed as important as it was in 1986

'The autonomy of my role in primary care keeps me on my toes'

Practice nurse Paula Cannon, who works at the Nelson Medical Practice in Wimbledon, discusses her career in primary care – where she found unlimited oppurtunities on offer for recent graduate nurses

Hypodermic needle being inserted into patients arm at a clinic

'People think practice nursing is solitary but I'm part of a team of...

Fay Codona explains how a placement in her final year led her to join Carlisle Healthcare in Cumbria, and why the choice to become a practice nurse was the right career route for her

Spearheading a technological revolution in district nursing

Award-winning district nurse Paul Crank reflects on how he ensured connectivity across care records

Making sure work is recognised and valued

Lorraine Hicking-Woodison on the privilege and rewarding feeling you get from being an assistant practitioner, advising healthcare support workers.

Empowering nurses to choose practice nursing

Practice nurse, Ifrah Ahmed has experienced a variety of working environments on ward placements but having settled in primary care, she wants future nurses to know that there is nothing to be scared of.

No reason to fear a move to the independent sector

Keeleigh Scott on her new nursing role working with adults with learning disabilities in...

QNI programme will shape community nursing leaders of the future

Next spring will see the launch of a leadership programme for Queen’s Nurses. Lynne Pearce...

Keeping community nurses safe from harm

Lone workers in community settings can be vulnerable to abuse. Dean Gurden looks at how to...

Caring for yourself when you are the patient

Being a nurse doesn’t give immunity from long-term illness: points to consider after being...

Study highlights link between unfairness and staff sickness

Work dissatisfaction can affect health, recruitment and retention

Rediscover your passion by setting fresh career goals

Work motivation can be kick-started by redefining your ambitions