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Q&A: Career options for nurses

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This Q&A on nursing careers is aims to answer your questions about career progression, developing skills and alternative careers.

The Q&A is aimed at nurses across the sector; whether you are a nurse thinking beyond potential cuts to alternative health careers and a career change or have recently graduated and are looking for your first position, join a panel of experts to discuss how you can progress, move, develop your skills and make changes to your career.

The panel includes:

Beattie Dray, nursing lecturer at Kingston University.

Tony Harris, nurse staffing operations manager at Hays Healthcare — a specialist recruiter. Tony manages a nurse recruitment team placing all grades and levels of nurses into the public sector — NHS, prison service, MOD and clinical research and data collection — and into private healthcare organisations, GP practices, charities and occupational health providers, for example.
Jane Butler, modernising nursing careers programme manager for NHS South East Coast. Jane is a qualified nurse and midwife who is non-medical education commissioning lead for NHS South East Coast, She also has lead responsibility for modernising nursing careers for the region.
Caron Ratcliffe, director of nursing, Apex Nursing and Social Care — a provider of temporary and permanent staffing solutions throughout the north west and Midlands. Caron is a registered general nurse and has been nursing since 1975.

Cathy Taylor, careers adviser, Royal College of Nursing Welfare Rights and Guidance

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  • I am researching alternative career pathways for nurses for an article soon to be submitted to a US nursing online journal. Please contact me

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