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Nurses.co.uk is a platform where nurses, midwives, home managers, students and care professionals can have their voice heard by thousands of others. Since 2008 our community has contributed career advice, career stories, opinions and inspiration. These community contributors share their experiences so we can help build knowledge together. Our community is qualified nurses, student nurses, midwives, home managers, HCAs, care managers. In their articles, videos and podcasts they talk about what they've learned in their nurse job; what their expectations are as student nurses; the challenges they face in their home manager jobs and much more.
Chloe qualified as an RMN in August 2018 and started work as a newly qualified Mental Health Nurse shortly after. Chloe’s videos start with her journey as a student nurse. Now, she shares thoughts and advice on her career path whilst working in mental health.
Liam is a registered Home Manager and author of two books on raising quality standards in care homes. In his podcast series Liam interviews home managers, thought leaders and consultants in social care and care home management. Every podcast is fascinating and enjoyable with 100s of great leadership insights for home managers.
Claire is a student Adult Nurse studying at Birmingham City University. Claire is not only very positive generally, but is keen to promote nursing in a super positive light. Her passion and empathy are evident too. Claire has insights on the day-to-day aspect of nursing and student nursing. And she also shares her feelings about nursing and care generally, and what her future holds.
Claire’s Irish background gives her a rare perspective on UK nursing. As a student Adult Nurse her videos are explorations of her passion for nursing - why she chose it, her best experiences - as well as more practical guides on nursing school.
Louisa’s positivity about midwifery is infectious. Smiling and ebullient, she leads us through her midwifery training with lively and fun videos. Yes, many offer practical tips and guidance for other midwifery students and those considering becoming a midwife. But her videos can also reveal insights for anyone, generally, notably her vlog that explores if men make good midwives.
Laura is a Registered Mental Health Nurse with 11 years post qualifying experience. After working in Psychiatric Intensive Care for 8 years she moved to a Nurse Manager post in prison. She then gained a MSc in Clinical Forensic Psychiatry. She has worked as a Matron and is currently in post as a Nurse Consultant. She shares information on Community Nursing, Nurse Prescribing, Prison Nursing and Forensic Mental Health.
Ruth has been writing for us for a long time. Since qualifying in Adult Nursing in 2002 Ruth has worked as a specialist Nurse with the NHS, and in the private sector as a General Nurse and Sessional Nurse for a hospital at home team. She has written information on everything from becoming a nurse to end of life care, safeguarding, working in care homes and much more!
Grace is a Paediatric Critical Care Nurse, now working in Australia. She explains her passion ‘has always been in critical care and helping teach others’. She qualified in 2015 and started creating video content for other nurses and those aspiring to become a nurse. Her videos are often interested in health - as in, the health of the nurse!
Lauren is a qualified Learning Disability Nurse and Social Worker. After seven years of working in care (with children who have learning disabilities) she realised she wanted to take her passion further and qualify at a professional level. She's passionate about giving the people she works with as much independence as possible. She has written articles for Nurses.co.uk about LD nursing as well as general topics such as how to train to be a nurse.
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This deep dive guide focuses on various aspects of what it means to be a Learning Disability Nurse in the UK. It goes into detail about LD salaries, the types of positions available in LD nursing as well as what a typical day looks like and what Lauren, a Learning Disability Nurse enjoys about her role. We also cover the current state of LD nursing and what the future holds.
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