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Careers

Use this guide to find information resources related to your nursing career including books, reports and journal articles.

Last updated: 11/12/2018

Key Resources

Careers support: An RCN guide for health care assistants and assistant practitioners Royal College of Nursing (2015) Careers support: An RCN guide for health care assistants and assistant practitioners, London: RCN.
RCN: IELTS and OSCE exams
  • If you trained outside the EU or EEA, and want to register as a nurse or midwife within the UK, you will need to take your IELTS and OSCE exam. The RCN's careers service has put together some useful resources and links to help you understand and prepare for the exams.
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Apprentices, trainees and nursing students: how RCN learning representatives can ensure a positive start to a young person Royal College of Nursing (2015) Apprentices, trainees and nursing students: how RCN learning representatives can ensure a positive start to a young person's career in nursing, London.
Health Education England: Health careers

Books

Alsop A (2013) Continuing professional development in health and social care: strategies for lifelong learning. Alsop A (2013) Continuing professional development in health and social care: strategies for lifelong learning (2nd edition), Chichester: Wiley-Blackwell.
Kearney-Nunnery R (2016) Advancing your career: concepts of professional nursing (6th edition),  Philadelphia: F.A. Davis Company. Kearney-Nunnery R (2016) Advancing your career: concepts of professional nursing (6th edition), Philadelphia: F.A. Davis Company.

Leigh J (2013) How to write successful CVs and job applications, Oxford: Oxford University Press. Leigh J (2013) How to write successful CVs and job applications, Oxford: Oxford University Press.
Phillips J (2013) Accelerate your career in nursing: a guide to professional advancement and recognition, Indianapolis: Sigma Theta Tau International. Phillips J (2013) Accelerate your career in nursing: a guide to professional advancement and recognition, Indianapolis: Sigma Theta Tau International.
Smoker A (2016) Launching your career in nursing and midwifery : a practical guide, Basingstoke: Palgrave.  Macmillan, 2016. Smoker A (2016) Launching your career in nursing and midwifery : a practical guide, Basingstoke: Palgrave Macmillan.
Taylor L (2016) How to develop your healthcare career: a guide to employability and professional development, Chichester: Wiley Blackwell. Taylor L (2016) How to develop your healthcare career: a guide to employability and professional development, Chichester: Wiley Blackwell.
Vance C (2011) Fast facts for career success in nursing: making the most of mentoring in a nutshell, New York: Springer. Vance C (2011) Fast facts for career success in nursing: making the most of mentoring in a nutshell, New York: Springer.
Peate I (2016) The essential guide to becoming a staff nurse, Chichester: Wiley Blackwell. Peate I (2016) The essential guide to becoming a staff nurse, Chichester: Wiley Blackwell.
Wolff D (2017) Advancing your nursing degree: The experienced nurse Wolff D (2017) Advancing your nursing degree: The experienced nurse's guide to returning to school, London: Springer Publishing Company.
Woolnough H and Fielden S (2017) Mentoring in nursing and healthcare: supporting career and personal development, Chichester: Wiley Blackwell. Woolnough H and Fielden S (2017) Mentoring in nursing and healthcare: supporting career and personal development, Chichester: Wiley Blackwell.

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Journal articles

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Journals

Career planning

RCN careers resources
  • Whether you’re applying for your first job, looking for career progression or moving to a more senior position as a health care professional, the RCN careers service has information and resources that can guide you to make decisions about your career.
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Health Careers and Health Education England (2016) Careers in nursing. Caring, compassionate, committed, Glasgow: Health Careers.
Health Education England (2018) Health Careers: Career Planning, London: Health Education England.

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Nate Evuarherhe

Nate Evuarherhe

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