- 07 August 2018
- 4 min read
Laura Woods - Mental Health Nurse
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.
Tip 9: Remember, prisoners are YOUR patients. Laura, gives an exhaustive run down of tips for Nurses beginning a career in Prison.
To succeed as a Prison Nurse, it’s important to get out of the hospital mindset. Former Prison Nurse, Laura, lays out several points to consider for anyone looking to work in this sector.
Drawing from her own experience, Nurse Consultant, Laura, examines what kind of person can be a Prison Nurse, and how. Understanding and viewing the prison population with empathy is key.
A Nurse Consultant offers a full guide and tips for all Band 5 nurses looking to succeed in an interview for a Band 6 job, including full answers to 5 of the most common Band 6 interview questions.
Laura discusses how the mental health service is changing in the face of the current pandemic, and the impact its having on her own mental health.
Laura studied for her Masters (MSc) to become a Nurse Consultant while working as a Charge Nurse. Here she explains how you can develop your career and describes what a Nurse Consultant job means.
Laura recently embarked on a journey to becoming a Nurse Prescriber - she shares why she chose this pathway in this blog!
How does mental health nursing differ in the community compared to the hospital environment? Laura gives us an insight into working in the community in this blog.
In this very insightful piece, find out what it takes to be a Mental Health Nurse and what you can expect from your role as one.
Laura works in Forensic Mental Health. In this blog, she explains the whats, the whys and the hows of what it involves and how she got into it.
Ever wondered what it's like to work as a prison nurse? Is it dangerous? Does it vary from working in a hospital? Prison nurse, Laura Woods, tells us about her job.