Top tips on what you need to do to be a chief nurse
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Top tips on what you need to do to be a chief nurse

Lynne Pearce Health journalist

A chief nurse at a London trust explains how focusing on developing your skills can open up opportunities

Although she is now chief nurse at a large London trust, Maria O’Brien says there was never a grand plan to achieve a top job. ‘I’ve had the kind of career where I’ve done things that have interested me, rather than followed a typical straight route,’ says Ms O’Brien. ‘While some people know at an early stage of their career where they want to be, I was never entirely sure, but I knew I enjoyed variety and challenge.’

Primary Health Care. 34, 2, 16-17. doi: 10.7748/phc.34.2.16.s7

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