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Tagged In:  Career Advice, Nursing

Are you starting out in a new position, changing your role or are just looking for some inspirational advice from many of your nursing peers?

We’ve been speaking to a wide variety of nurses to find out what is the best piece of professional advice they have ever been given.

Here are a few of their responses.

 “Listen to what is being communicated to you both verbally and non-verbally, at the patient’s own pace without interrupting.” Angela, Rotherham

“Be patient and ensure to treat others with dignity and respect and not to forget that communication skills are essential and the best weapon in a nurse’s tool box.” David, Glasgow

“Be compassionate and treat patients based on their care needs.” Dylan, Ohenebeng

“Always keep your eyes and ears open with a clear mind. Problems happen when you don’t see or hear what is going on. Hearing is not enough. You also need to listen and what you see on the outside might not necessarily be what is going on, on the inside.” Gordon, Ayrshire

“You learn more post qualification. The quality of assessment informs better practice decisions. Supervision is important. Team work is important.” Anonymous

“Promote professionalism, respect for clients, promote service users’ dignity and practice attention to detail at all times.” Issac, Hayes

“Always record and evidence all that you do.” Graham, Plymouth

 “Aim to be the best by: reflecting on practice, being a team player, listening, being committed and showing courage.”
Pamela, Middlesex

 “Have a good support network for yourself. You can’t help others without being helped yourself.”
Cathy, Kings Lynn

What is the best piece of professional advice you’ve ever received? Let us know in the comments box below, or simply tweet us @SanctuaryNurses with your thoughts

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