Panel Discussion chaired by Clare Lomas, Careers Development Editor, RCNi

Interviews Prepare & Succeed
Julie Watkins, Careers Adviser, RCN Careers Service

The session will help you to identify some interview techniques to help you get the job you want and 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.

Applying for Jobs – your supporting statement
Ruth Jones, Careers  Coordinator, RCN Careers Service

Once you’ve found a suitable job, you'll usually need to complete a job application. This session will offer some advice, strategies and tips to make sure you've got the best chance of getting shortlisted. Along with examples on perfecting your supporting statement/information as part of the application process.

Introduction to the RCN professional and trade union offer
Dr Nichola Ashby, Associate Professor, Head of Learning and Practice Development, Royal College of Nursing

Careers in General Practice Nursing
Ellen Nicholson, RCN GPN Forum Chair

This session will make getting a nursing job in general practice a bit clearer.

Street outreach to people experiencing homelessness
Rosa Ungpakorn, Advanced Nurse Practitioner, Homeless Health Service, Central London Community Healthcare NHS Trust                                                                                                     
People experiencing homelessness have extreme rates of disease, are 10 times more likely to die early and face multiple barriers that prevent them from accessing the healthcare they need. Westminster Street Nurse delivers advanced practice nursing care directly to the most vulnerable and underserved. Nurse practitioners proactively seek out people on the street to offer on the spot clinical assessments, diagnosis and treatment for a range of health conditions. The gentle, proactive, and trauma informed approach is appreciated by patients and empowers them to improve their health. 

A Toolkit for Agency Nurses - Fiona Millington, Chief Nurse, Florence
Working as an Agency Nurse during this time is both challenging and rewarding and despite the additional pressure of navigating the temporary workplace within a pandemic, there continues to be a huge demand for this workforce. Within this session Fiona Millington will review some of the key components of maintaining safe professional practice as an independent practitioner, including, the importance of CPD, how to revalidate effectively, what does a good Agency look like and what to do when adverse events occur.