Seminar programme

Day One - 27 November 2018

Seminar theatre

Revalidation

Attend our free CPD-accredited revalidation seminar to learn about the whole revalidation process.

This session will cover:
•    Dispelling the myths and highlighting common pitfalls. 
•    Helpful tips for success.
•    Sources of support. 

Attending this seminar counts towards your participatory requirements.

Richard Hatchett RCNi
Richard Hatchett
Senior Nurse Editor, RCNi and registered nurse and nurse tutor
Seminar theatre

Interviews - prepare and succeed

Do interviews fill you with dread? Do you struggle to sell yourself?  


Our interactive session will help you to identify your strengths, talents and support you with hints and tips to impress employers at interview. We will take you through everything from the importance of preparation to the skills of execution to help you feel more confident and in control of your next interview. 


As an RCN member, we offer online careers resources available at www.rcn.org.uk/careers. For those members who need additional guidance we offer one to one careers coaching.  

julie watkins rcn
Julie Watkins
Career adviser, RCN Careers Service
Seminar theatre

Panel discussion

Join our panel discussion from 12pm to hear highly respected nursing professionals talk about the issues faced in nursing today. 

We will be joined by senior nurse editor, RCNi and registered nurse and nurse tutor Richard Hatchett in the panel talk. Further panel talk members to be confirmed.

Richard Hatchett RCNi
Richard Hatchett
Senior Nurse Editor, RCNi and registered nurse and nurse tutor
Seminar theatre

CVs your own personal marketing tool

A CV can sometimes feel like just a list of generic things you have done, but written correctly it can be a powerful tool to grab the attention of potential employers and outshine rival candidates.   


We will offer tips on the importance of tailoring your CV, share some common pitfalls and explore some hints on how to make your CV stand out. We will also discuss supporting statements when applying for jobs and having the best chance of getting through to the next stage.


The RCN Careers Service has sample CVs online at: www.rcn.org.uk/careers. It also offers feedback on your CV.  

julie watkins rcn
Julie Watkins
Career adviser, RCN Careers Service
Seminar theatre

Career development beyond preceptorship

In this session we will explore the learning pathways available to you as a new registrant including induction, preceptorship, rotation programmes and support at ward / department level. We will then consider the options for your ongoing career development and the exciting opportunities available to you at North Bristol NHS Trust.

George is a speaker at Nursing Careers & Jobs Fair
George Duffield

George qualified in 2007 after first graduating in Psychology. As a newly qualified nurse, he completed a medical rotation, ending in medical admissions. Finding this was the right area fo him, he became ward manager of an Acute Medical Unit and was involved in a large reconfiguration of the service. After taking the lead for recruitment issues he recently started as Matron for Recruitment and Retention within a busy medical division

Matron - Recruitment and Retention
Seminar theatre

Career development beyond preceptorship

In this session we will explore the learning pathways available to you as a new registrant including induction, preceptorship, rotation programmes and support at ward / department level. We will then consider the options for your ongoing career development and the exciting opportunities available to you at North Bristol NHS Trust.

Kath is a speaker at Nursing Careers & Jobs Fair
Kath Bloomberg

Kath trained at the Bristol Royal Infirmary and qualified in 1991. Post qualifying she completed a medical and surgical rotation following which she started her career as a Theatre Nurse. Since 2001 she has worked at North Bristol NHS Trust in an education capacity, working both in the Trust and in joint appointments with Universities. As part of her role as the Perioperative Education Manager, she became very involved with recruitment for theatres and medirooms and she now works as the Recruitment, Education and Wellbeing Matron for the Anaesthetic, Surgery, Critical Care and Renal Division

Recruitment, Education and Wellbeing Matron