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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 can help.

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Nurses and Midwives

Resources for nurses and midwives: improve your employability or explore options and ideas if you're at a career crossroads.

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Nursing Support Workers

Career resources for Healthcare Assistants, Assistant Practitioners, Nursing Associates and Support Workers.

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Student and Newly Registered Nurses

Resources to help you write your first nursing CV or job application, and tips on how to stand out at interview.

Career path ahead

Career Coaching

The RCN offers free, one to one Career Coaching over the telephone. Explore situations where coaching may benefit you.
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Managing a career around your health

What to consider, reasonable adjustments, ideas on less physically demanding roles, and support available to you.

Nursing careers resource

Find out about different roles or pathways within Nursing, developed by the RCN and Health Education England (HEE).


Career progression tips

Tips and ideas to help you develop as a professional and boost your career.

RCN bulletin jobs

Find a new job

RCN Bulletin Jobs connects nurses and health care professionals to the best nursing vacancies in the UK and abroad.

NHS jobs

Search for NHS job vacancies in England and Wales.

NHS Scotland Jobs

Search for NHS health and social care jobs in Scotland.


Search for health and social care jobs in Northern Ireland.

Thinking about your career 

Our leaflet, "Thinking About Your Career" outlines the support offered by the RCN's Careers Service along with some bitesize tips on putting together a CV, writing a supporting statement and preparing for an interview. To order print copies of this leaflet, please call 0345 772 6100 and select option 5.