Seminars

Explore the CPD-accredited seminar programme for the day.

Day One - 17 September 2019

Seminar theatre

Interviews prepare & 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

Nursing in Private Healthcare

Sarah will be discussing the similarities and difference between Nursing within the Public and Private sector and detail the acute complex procedures that HCA undertake 

Sarah is a speaker at Nursing Careers & Jobs Fair

Sarah Frost has held a number of Senior Nursing posts, both in acute NHS hospitals and private healthcare organisations. With a background in Cancer nursing, Sarah has worked across a number of specialties and in a range of roles from Clinical Nurse Specialist to Chief Nursing Officer through to Director. Beginning her career with HCA Healthcare as Head of Clinical Services for Sarah Cannon Research Institute 3 years ago, Sarah has since progressed in her career; firstly as Chief Nursing Officer for our Lister Hospital before progressing to a new role as Director of Clinical Services. Sarah has a master’s degrees in Leadership and Service Improvement in Healthcare.

Director of Clinical Service, HCA Healthcare
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Panel Discussion

Join our panel talk from 12pm for a lively discussion from 12pm on the issues faced around nursing recruitment and retention. 


Clare Lomas, Careers Development Editor, RCNI who will be joined by 2 panel members.


There will also be the opportunity to ask questions relevant to your career and organisation.


Book your free place now. 

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Applying for jobs - supporting statements & CVs

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. 

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Sepsis awareness

katie dutton

RCNi Student Nurse award winner 2018

Katie Dutton, De Montford University
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Decision Support Tool

Talk by Guy plowman, RCNi

Day Two - 18 September 2019

Seminar theatre

Interviews prepare & 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

Paediatric Preceptorship Programme for Newly Qualified Nurses

The aim of the presentation is to the discuss the support offered to  Newly qualified paediatric nurses  at Chelsea and Westminster Hospital (Cross-Site)  whilst they make the transition from student to qualified nurses. The programme of support runs for 12-months providing  reflective practices, study days and learning modules while being supported by a dedicated Paediatric Education Team. It involves a comprehensive induction into the Trust including mandatory training in preparation for the new role using a clear and structured development programme and an opportunity to experience a range of specialist areas with allocated period of supernumerary time. During this programme, the newly qualified nurses will be provided with support and development from allocated preceptors and, pastoral and clinical support from the clinical educators. There will be an option to join a rotational or non-rotational programme depending on the individual’s interests. Once the rotation was completed, the new nurses will have the opportunity to stay in the area they enjoyed the most and gained more experience from.  The Paediatric Education Team will offer 11 learning modules, a variety of in-house courses, development programmes as well as opportunities to complete a variety of courses at our partner universities.

Rachel & Mark are speaking at Nursing Careers & Jobs Fair
Rachel Cooper & Mark Gunton - Paediatric Practice Development Nurses
Seminar theatre

Panel Discussion

Join our panel talk from 12pm for a lively discussion from 12pm on the issues faced around nursing recruitment and retention. 


Clare Lomas, Careers Development Editor, RCNI who will be joined by 2 panel members.


There will also be the opportunity to ask questions relevant to your career and organisation.


Book your free place now. 

Seminar theatre

Going Global : international SOS, a career in medical assistance

Olivia is a speaker at Nursing Careers & Jobs Fair

Olivia Wilson is the Nurse Manager – International Operations at International SOS London.   She graduated from the Australian Catholic University with a Bachelor of Nursing in 2000 and began her clinical career in Orthopaedics, Cardiology and Thoracics, Renal and Endocrinology, Oncology and Pain management units before specialising in Intensive Care nursing in both Australia and the United Kingdom.   
Since joining International SOS 8 years ago, Olivia has held progressively more senior roles in the medical assistance environment.   In her current role she is an expert case manager for a wide range of corporate clients and is responsible for the management of a team of nurses who work on the International Operations platform.

Olivia Wilson, Nurse Manager, Assistance, International SOS
Seminar theatre

Applying for jobs - supporting statements and CVs

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

Nursing in Private Healthcare

Jan will be discussing the similarities and difference between Nursing within the Public and Private sector and detail the acute complex procedures that HCA undertake 
 

Listen to Jan Stevens speak at Nursing Careers and Jobs Fair
Jan Stevens, Chief Nursing Officer, The Wellington Hospital