UNISON Northern Ireland

UNISON’s nursing ‘survival guide’

Nursing is a rewarding, exciting career that can take you on many different paths and bring you many new opportunities.

You will also undoubtedly face challenges in your nursing role. UNISON knows that health and care services are under more pressure than ever before and that providing high quality patient care is often tough.

That’s why we have created our brand new online nursing ‘survival guide’. It’s full of helpful advice and top tips for members on how to thrive in your first registered nursing role.

It includes guidance on things like:

  • Getting it right in your first role

  • Who’s who in the workplace

  • Safe staffing levels

  • Your employment contract

  • Duty of candour and whistle-blowing

  • Education and development opportunities

  • Where to go for advice and support

…and so much more!

The guide is available exclusively for UNISON members – just email h.group@unison.co.uk with ‘nursing survival guide’ in the subject line, giving your name and membership number.

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UNISON is the largest trade union in the health and care services with a strong membership throughout the entire nursing family. As well as producing helpful advice for members – like the survival guide – we campaign every day to ensure nurses are well supported and valued. Together we have a stronger voice.

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