Carol Forde-Johnston

Carol Forde-Johnston (RGN, BSc (Hons), PGDip, RNT and MSc) is a Divisional Recruitment and Retention Lead in the Oxford University Hospitals NHS Foundation Trust. Her role involves leading recruitment and retention initiatives and providing structured career advice to all levels of staff, with a particular focus on supporting newly qualified nurses and international nurses. Carol qualified as a registered nurse in 1989 at Coventry School of Nursing and went on to specialise in neurosciences. She worked for 20 years as a lecturer practitioner, a joint appointment between Oxford Brookes University and the local NHS hospital Trust, integrating research, education and clinical practice, and leading a third year nursing degree module and supporting nursing apprenticeships. Carol has published numerous articles relating to education and practice development in nursing and medical journals.

Carol has also been involved in patient improvement initiatives and collaborated with Oxford University on a staff-led quality improvement project to prevent inpatient hospital falls. She passionate about developing and supporting staff and student nurses to improve their confidence and fulfil their future aspirations and is currently studying for a PhD in nursing.

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How to Prepare for Interviews and Develop your Career

This book is packed with practical guidance to help nurses and midwives fulfil their career aspirations.

The book includes advice on preparing for identifying career options, completing a strong application and preparing for interviews, based on the author’s 30 years’ experience.

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How to Thrive as a Newly Qualified Nurse

How to Thrive as a Newly Qualified Nurse provides a structured programme of support for nursing students and newly qualified nurses.

This book is packed with advice on everything a newly qualified nurse might encounter, from how to choose your first nursing post to the best way to escalate concerns and report incidents.

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