Newly qualified – and in charge of a ward for the first time
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Newly qualified – and in charge of a ward for the first time

Brian Webster Critical care staff nurse, NHS Tayside

Being in control of a shift may be daunting, but there are tips and tricks to help, and learning the art of delegation will ensure you get the most out of your team

My first time in charge of a ward as a registered nurse was in January, just two months after I qualified.

Nursing Standard. 37, 12, 41-42. doi: 10.7748/ns.37.12.41.s18

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