Be brave in your career choices
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Be brave in your career choices

You don’t have to follow a traditional route, says trust chief nurse and deputy chief executive Jonathan Warren

After qualifying as a mental health nurse in 1986, Jonathan Warren worked in a range of specialities, including adult and forensic mental health. In 2005 he became head of healthcare at London’s Pentonville Prison and in 2008 was appointed head of nursing at East London NHS Foundation Trust, where he was instrumental in setting up the Institute of Mental Health Nursing. He became trust deputy chief executive in August 2016.

Nursing Standard. 32, 11, 37-37. doi: 10.7748/ns.32.11.37.s33

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