Complete career guides for Nurses and Care Home Managers

Welcome to The Nurses Careers Hub

Our hub pages are complete guides designed to support Nurses and Care Home Managers and help build their careers.

Whether you're an experience Nurse or Home Manager, or about to embark on a career in nursing care, there's information here that will help you.

In addition to our dedicated pages for Adult Nurses, RMNs and Care Home Managers we have hubs that go into detail on Pay / Salaries and general recruitment advice on interview technique and CV creation.

In each are we call on our experts (people like you) to share their thoughts, journeys, and experience.

In these pages you can watch videos, listen to podcasts and read articles by people who do the job.

Information covers shift work, shared challenges and hopes, interview tales through to how to achieve a CQC Outstanding in your care home and much more.

Learn, explore, discover!

Nursing salary guide & NHS pay calculator

Nursing salary guide & NHS pay calculator

Whether you're a private or public sector Nurse our page on nursing pay will prove useful. We explain NHS Agenda for Change Pay Rates and provide an interactive NHS pay calculator so you can forecast earnings. Plus, we outline the duties and roles required within each nursing band and take a look at bank pay, agency pay rates and analyse private sector nursing pay and benefits.

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The complete career guide for Adult Nurses / RGNs

The complete career guide for Adult Nurses / RGNs

If you’re one of the 500,000+ Adult Nurses currently working in the UK, or you’re about to start your journey as an Adult Nurse, you’ve landed in the right place. In this guide, we cover everything you could possibly need to take your next steps. Through blogs, videos and downloadable guides, this page covers every rung on the ladder – from Nursing courses and interview tips, to Nursing pay and the latest jobs.

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The complete career guide for Mental Health Nurses

The complete career guide for Mental Health Nurses

This guide brings together survey pieces, articles, videos and opinions on Mental Health Nursing. Our survey is around the challenges faced by RMNs and the realities of Mental Health Nursing work. Our experts (Laura, Chloe, Ben and Cath) are all qualified RMNs and helped contribute to this hub.

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The Complete Care Home Manager Career Guide

The Complete Care Home Manager Career Guide

Registered Home Manager and author of books on quality standards in care homes, Liam Palmer, helped us shape this page so that it really is a complete career touchstone for Care Home Managers. There's a really thorough overview of the various care home manager job roles and career development, including tips on hiring, achieving Outstanding for your home, pay and so much more. Browse articles and videos by other care experts, care home manager surveys and Liam’s own Care Home Quality podcast series.

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How to become a Learning Disability Nurse

How to become a Learning Disability Nurse

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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The complete guide to becoming a Nurse

This very deep dive into 'becoming a Nurse' is essential if you're currently considering nursing as a career. We explain the kinds of skills a Nurse needs and then detail each step on the journey to getting your PIN and your first nursing job. The page also includes access to our University Nursing Course Directory. Visit now to read loads of articles and watch hours of videos created for aspiring Nurses - videos created by our qualified Nurse experts and panel of student Nurses.

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Build your nurse CV - step by step guide

Build your nurse CV - step by step guide

Discover exactly what needs to be in your nursing and care home manager CV. And then use our CV builder to create a professional CV document that you can use anywhere.

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The complete guide to answering Nursing interview questions

We have researched the most common interview questions that Nurses are posed and we answer them here. This hub is dedicated to helping you prepare for interview - whether you’re a Nurse or home manager your job search journey requires you to sit in front of a person or panel and explain your skills. It includes a few videos by some of our experts on their own interview experiences.

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