Prison nurses are viewed as either “brave or stupid” by staff in other sectors, according to a senior nurse who has called for more work to bust myths and promote the many positive aspects of this challenging yet rewarding role.
As a student nurse, I often feel powerless. I have no control over where my placements will be, I can’t make the NHS Business Services Authority reimburse my travel expenses any more quickly, and I have no ability to shift an essay deadline if I fancy a lazy weekend.
Showcasing the best UK nursing job vacancies & careers advice
Upcoming careers fairs:
Nursing Times Careers Live! is a free to attend nursing jobs fair and educational careers conference. It has been created to provide a space for nurses to choose where they work and find an organisation who will match their career development needs. It also offers a free to attend conference agenda packed with practical careers development advice from expert speakers which earns CPD points.
Feedback from the 100s of nurses who attended our London event (held on 12 November 2016) has been fantastic! To get a feel for what you will experience at each event - watch our short visitor video:
Benefits at a glance:
Meet employers face-to-face
Meet local, national and international recruiters actively looking for candidates like you! Small is beautiful - a strictly limited number of recruiters ensure you get quality time to talk about the vacancies on offer
Be interviewed on the day
Past attendees have been interviewed and have had provisional job offers on the spot!
Learn what to include in CV and personal statements
Are you struggling to summarise your experience, skills, strengths and achievements? Our dedicated learning session is packed with tips and examples specific to the nursing profession
Learn from nursing role models
Hear from inspirational nurses including Elizabeth Anionwu, the 2016 winner of the Nursing Times Awards Chief Nursing Officers' Lifetime Achievement Award. They will share with you examples of the great things that you can achieve in nursing and how you can foster greater self-esteem, resilience and confidence
Open your mind to new career possibilities
Discover where your career can take you as nurses discuss the wealth of jobs and career paths open to you. See examples of career path options that will inspire and motivate you to evaluate your skills and develop your career
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