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Newly Qualified Nurses

Stevie Beeby-SNT

'My final placement: how has no-one noticed how rubbish I am?'Subscription

Stevie-Jade’s final placement initially knocked her confidence, but speaking to her mentors helped her realise just how normal her fears were

Amanda Smillie_SNT

'Getting knocked back was heart breaking but finally getting that job made it worth it'Subscription

After being rejected on the grounds that she didn’t have enough experience, Amanda started to feel that she would never find her first nurisng job

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'A job that I already love'Subscription

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.

'My fear of making mistakes has made me feel vulnerable at times'

'My fear of making mistakes has made me feel vulnerable at times'Subscription

I first thought about becoming a nurse when a close family member fell ill and I realised that I got a lot of satisfaction from looking after them.

Shellie Jean Radford_SNT

'Learning doesn’t stop after graduating'Subscription

I have just finished my first week on the ward as a staff nurse. Granted I am still waiting for my PIN and I am currently supernumerary, but I’m wearing the uniform, which feels fantastic.

“Newly qualified nurses must be supported so we don’t lose them”

'Newly qualified nurses must be supported so we don’t lose them'Subscription

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.

Confidence in leadership among the newly qualified

Confidence in leadership among the newly qualifiedSubscription

Newly qualified health professionals do not always feel confident about their leadership abilities and may feel unsure of their leadership role

Top tips for your first year as a qualified nurse

Top tips for your first year as a qualified nurseSubscription

You’ve done it – you’ve made it through your training and you’ve landed that all-important first job as a staff nurse. But how will you make it through the ups and downs of your first year?

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New course for aspiring nurse researchersSubscription

A unique new course for new recent nursing graduates who want to peruse a career in research has been launched in Scotland.

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An inside job: words of advice from recruitment expertsSubscription

Learn from our recruitment experts and soon you’ll have that job in the bag

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10 ways to effectively manage your time on the ward Subscription

As a newbie nurse, work on the ward is bound to feel a bit overwhelming but you can use these simple time management skills to de-stress and get more done …

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Everything you need to know about preceptorshipSubscription

Through preceptoriship your employer can help you transform from student nurse to staff nurse …

How to decode a job advert

How to decode a job advertSubscription

Job adverts can sometimes seem like they’re written in a different language, so let us help you tell what’s what …

Graduate

I’m a registered nurse ... so what next?Subscription

Now that you’re an RN, it’s time to find your niche.

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Money, money, money: agenda for changeSubscription

Confused about how much money you can expect to make once you’re qualified? Agenda for Change does the penny-counting for you 

How to register with the NMC

How to register with the NMCSubscription

The Nursing and Midwifery Council has over 600,000 nurses and midwives on its books and if you want to work in the UK you’ll have to join them. Here’s how …

Using group preceptorship to support novice nurses

Using group preceptorship to support novice nursesSubscription

A preceptorship group programme has helped newly qualified nurses recruited to work in a mental health trust to develop their skills and confidence

Peers

How to use action learning sets to support nursesSubscription

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.

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Everything you need to know about preceptorshipSubscription

Through preceptoriship your employer can help you transform from student nurse to staff nurse …

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A Flying Start for the newly qualifiedSubscription

A Scottish scheme is easing the transition between being a student nurse and qualified practitioner, with online learning, structured study days and mentor support

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Introducing a programme for post registration induction and knowledge and essential skills developmentSubscription

A review of in service training identified a need for individual skills induction to guide nurses’ knowledge and provide a format for ongoing career enhancement

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How to prepare for your first job interviewSubscription

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

How to prepare for your first mental health interview

How to prepare for your first mental health interviewSubscription

You’re through to the second round and you have the opportunity to wow your potential employers. But how can you ensure you get it right in your mental health interview?

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Be in the nursing know: how to make an impression at interviewsSubscription

Few things impress potential employers more than knowing your subject inside out. But how can you polish your nursing know-how ready for interview?

How to handle rejection

How to handle rejectionSubscription

Sometimes, despite your best efforts, the decision made by the selection panel or interviewer is “no”. So how do you pick yourself up and carry on?

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Preparing for your nursing interviewSubscription

You’ve got the interview in the bag, now what can you do to prepare?