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  • Community nursing is a rewarding career

    How to… move into a community settingSubscription

    Opinion7 December, 2009

    Susan Hughes of the Health Learning and Skills Advice Line gives staff nurses advice on moving into the community.

  • Health visitors often carry out home visits

    How to… become a health visitorSubscription

    Opinion3 November, 2009

    Ever considered moving into a primary care setting? Susan Hughes, from the Health, Learning and Skills Advice Line explains how to become a health visitor - one of the options available to qualified nurses and midwives.

  • Nursing careers can go beyond front-line care

    How to develop a nursing career away from front-line servicesSubscription

    Opinion29 September, 2009

    Thinking of using your nursing skills in areas other than hands on care? Susan Hughes, a career coach at the Health Learning and Skills Advice Line, explains how to make the move.

  • Nutrition opens up interesting career options in nursing

    How to… combine a career in nursing with an interest in nutritionSubscription

    Opinion30 August, 2009

    Susan Hughes, from the Health, Learning and Skills Advice line, on the unique career paths available to nurses with a passion for nutrition

  • How to… return to nursing following a career break

    How to… return to nursing following a career breakSubscription

    Opinion11 August, 2009

    Returning to work after a break can look a bit daunting, but Susan Hughes, from the Health, Learning and Skills Advice line explains how to access Return to Practice courses, and make a success of rejoining the nursing profession.

  • How to... go from diploma to degree

    How to... go from diploma to degreeSubscription

    Opinion28 May, 2009

    For many prospective student nurses, the choice between a diploma or a degree qualification can be a tricky one. As well as concerns about how qualifications will affect career prospects once you’re qualified, financial reasons and entry requirements may also play a big part in decision making.

  • How to... become a registered nurse

    How to... become a registered nurseSubscription

    Opinion28 May, 2009

    For many healthcare assistants, the prospect of training to become a registered nurse is an increasingly attractive idea. For others, it’s never been in question - it’s just been a case of finding the right time to take the plunge. But how do you go about it?

  • How to... evaluate your career

    How to... evaluate your careerSubscription

    Opinion28 May, 2009

    Whether you’re happy with the job you have, or are thinking about moving into a new work area, taking time to evaluate your career can help to create new, alternative perspectives for you and your career. Susan Hughes of the Health Learning and Skills Advice Line here explains how.

  • Get ahead this year

    How to... get ahead this yearSubscription

    Opinion28 May, 2009

    What do you want to achieve in the year ahead? If any of your new year’s resolutions involved setting yourself challenges in your career, Susan Hughes from the Health, Learning and Skills Advice Line has some great practical ideas to help you achieve your goals.

  • How to... improve the nation's health

    How to... improve your population's healthSubscription

    Opinion28 May, 2009

    Stories about the state of the nation’s health don’t seem to have been out of the news recently. The government’s responses to issues such as obesity, alcohol consumption and sexual health mean there’s an exciting range of opportunities for nurses to support people in making lasting lifestyle changes.

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