Panel Discussion - chaired by Clare Lomas, RCNi's Careers & Development Editor with panelist Sandra Bennett, Lead Nurse: Integrated Sexual Health, Croydon Health Services NHS Trust
Listen to a lively discussion about careers, development, resilience, wellbeing and much more. 

Interviews - prepare and succeed Julie Watkins, Careers Adviser, Royal College of Nursing
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, Royal College of Nursing
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.

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.

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

Difficult situations: ‘talking to’ and ‘working with’ relatives and carers - Rachel Wright, Founder, Born at the Right Time
A unique and engaging introduction for those supporting families of children/adults with complex needs. From neonates to adult services, relatives and carers of those with additional needs are supported by nurses across acute and community settings. This insightful and honest session shows the ‘other side of the bed’ as families navigate the complexity of healthcare with loved ones. When emotions are high, how can we best address difficult situations which enables nursing staff to effectively communicate and work with families?

Claire House Children’s Hospice – Rapid response end of life care team - Lesley Fellows, Palliative Care Nurse Consultant & Louise Smith, Palliative Care Nurse Specialist, Claire House Hospice
The Rapid response team was set up to ensure that all babies, children and young adults receive the very best specialist palliative care wherever they required it, hospital, home or hospice. The driving force and vision of the team is that we have one chance to get this right and we are passionate about allowing children to live right up until they die, and they have the best possible death.
The service is nurse led and to promote referrals to the service the team have worked tirelessly to establish positive partnerships and collaborative relationships with departments where the sickest of children and YA are. Over the past 5 years the team have seen their hard work with relationship building pay off. The referrals for end of life care have dramatically increased from 25 children in 2015 to 120 in 2020

Be part of the RCN Nursing Awards 2021 - How to put together an entry that stands out and advance your project & career -  Elaine Cole, Editor RCNi projects

In one of the most challenging periods of the NHS' history, the RCN Nursing Awards are back to honour the outstanding efforts, commitment and achievements of healthcare professionals across the UK. We have a range of categories available and we would love for you to nominate yourself, a colleague or a team. 

The RCN Nursing Awards open for entries until 7 May 2021. Visit: for more information.

Supporting Black & Asian nurses to showcase their brillaince through the RCN Nursing Awards 2021 - Elaine Cole, Editor RCNi projects