Newly Qualified Nurses
What's it like to be newly qualified?
I have, perhaps, an unusual background for a nurse. I was previously a research scientist, acquiring a BSc and PhD, and then working as a microbiologist at a university.
Tips and Advice for your first year in nursing
Newly qualified nurses face many challenges - being in charge of the care needs of patients who are seriously ill, having to delegate and often taking higher than expected levels of responsibility at short notice due to staff shortages.
Making the most of your preceptorship
Allocating time for one-to-one meetings for clinical supervision may be difficult to maintain. Action learning sets enable peer-group learning, development and support.
Regardless of your nursing ability and potential, if you cannot perform well during a job interview it can be difficult to land your first nursing job after qualification