What can you do once you have qualified?
Is becoming a Registered Nurse just the beginning of a sparkling career in Nursing or just a means to an end?
We want to hear what you have done with your nursing qualifications so take a look at our Guidelines and see if you could write an entertaining and informative piece about your career. Please read the guidelines and start sending your articles in.
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Tom Lindley, RMN, BMedSci
Commercial and International Innovation Manager with NHS England
Tom has been nursing since 2008 and has quickly moved into management after finding, to his surprise, a particular interest in leadership. A previous NHS Graduate Management Trainee, Tom has recently started a role with the Commercial and International Innovation Team within NHS England as well as being a regional lead and driving force of the second NHS Change Day. Commercial and International Innovation Manager with NHS England >>>
Helen Knox, RGN, Dip DN, FP 901 and A-08 Adv FP, FAETC
Nurse Specialist, Entrepreneur, Broadcaster and
Writer - Specialising in Contraception and Sexual Health
Described by the Nursing Times in 2004 as a courageous innovator, Helen qualified as a Registered Nurse at Westminster Hospital, London, before working at St Thomas’ Hospital A&E Dept, where she was 'on duty' on the night of The Brixton Riots. For over 25 years, she has worked in the field of contraception and sexual health; written books, appeared on over 150 TV and Radio shows; writes for the main paper in Barbados... and much more. Nurse Specialist, Entrepreneur, Broadcaster and Writer - Specialising in Contraception and Sexual Health >>>
Cortney Smith, BSc (Hons), NCLEX-RN, CCHP
Mental Health Nursing as a Prison Nurse
Cortney studied prison nursing in the USA and obtained Certified Correctional Health Professional (CCHP) certification, before arriving in the UK where she completed her BSc (Hons) degree in Mental Health Nursing. She has lived and worked in the UK ever since and has been a prison nurse for 6 years. Mental Health Nursing as a Prison Nurse >>>
Debra Larsen RGN, ONC, DHSM, BSc (Hons), ENB N53 (pain management) HEAB 370
Matron Trauma & Orthopaedics
Debbie has been nursing since 1983 and has held a variety of roles in secondary care. Her current role is as the Matron of orthopaedic elective, trauma and rheumatology in-patients. Debbie is also the directorate lead for safeguarding, patient and public involvement and patient safety. Matron Trauma & Orthopaedics >>>
Abi Roberts Dip He Adult Nurse, BSc(Hons) Acute Care
Critical Care Sister and Overseas Specialist Volunteer in Otomalia, Romania with the LIFE Foundation
Abi is a Critical Care Sister who has volunteered to work with disabled and institutionalised children and adults in Romania through The Life Foundation. Critical Care Sister and Overseas Specialist Volunteer in Otomalia, Romania with The Life Foundation >>>
Sian Dodunski Bachelor of Nursing (New Zealand)
International Nursing and Social Care Recruitment Company Team Leader
Sian is a RN from New Zealand who has a mixed background of experience including ICU/CCU, neuro/vascular and stroke nursing. She made a decision to move away from clinical care to nursing recruitment and is currently a Team Leader for a leading international Nurse recruitment company. International Nursing and Social Care Recruitment Company Team Leader >>>
Capt. Jan Dodd RGN, RM, BSC Autonomous Healthcare Practice, Diploma in Nursing, ENB 199 (A&E), ALS Instructor
Army Nurse Recruitment Officer
Jan has a vast range of experience gained from a variety of posts over 14 years in the NHS followed by 5 years with the Queen Alexandra's Army Nursing Corps. During her time in the QA's she has had several postings to Iraq where she was able to make use of her broad range of skills. She is now able to use her first hand experiences, in her role in Nurse Recruitment, to help explain what Army Nursing is all about. Nursing Army Recruitment Officer >>>
Nigel Freeney RMN, RGN, ENB 100 (ITU course)
Nursing Website Developer
Nigel has combined an interest in computers and web design with his nursing qualifications and more than 16 years clinical experience. After seven years using these skills for someone else he is now the successful director of one company providing information websites for nurses and another providing web design and development for the general Internet market. Nursing Website Developer >>>
Sarah Priddle RGN, ENB 100 (ITU course), Cert. Ed, BA (Hons) Health Studies
Pain Management Nurse
Sarah has been nursing for more than 18 years. She has successfully job shared and developed her role as a Pain Management Nurse for the last 10 years. She has particularly enjoyed the freedom that comes with a specialist nurse role.
Pain Management Nurse >>>