Be courageous!

I never understood the importance of being courageous until a few years ago. I was going through a 'rough patch' and had to find the strength and motivation to carry on in the face of adversity. Looking back, I recognise that it was my courage that kept me going. While I've never been much of … Continue reading Be courageous!

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I’ll make a good nurse one day…#today😊

This is the next in the summer blog series of Reflections of a Trailblazer. Check out my blog The Human Touch ❤✍🏽 for the previous posts so you don't miss out on my journey. I've previously discussed my PhD journey and my career inspirations. This post will include the importance of using unpleasant life experiences … Continue reading I’ll make a good nurse one day…#today😊

Life of uncertainty…the leadership challenge! (Diary of an unexpected nurse leader)

This post is the second in a summer 'Reflections of a Trailblazer' blogpost series that will capture my thoughts on transformational leadership, nursing research, pursuing work-study-life balance, seizing opportunities and making a difference in the world.  The first post in this serious can be read here: http://wp.me/p5zWO2-tN As I reflect on my nursing career as … Continue reading Life of uncertainty…the leadership challenge! (Diary of an unexpected nurse leader)

Reflections of a Trailblazer …part 1: my research journey.

This post is the first in a summer 'Reflections of a Trailblazer' blogpost series that will capture my thoughts on transformational leadership, nursing research, pursuing work-study-life balance, seizing opportunities and making a difference in the world.  The series begins with a focus on my journey as a mature research student. Future posts will capture my … Continue reading Reflections of a Trailblazer …part 1: my research journey.

Leadership thoughts

This post has been inspired by my completion of the second week in my new role as Head of Nursing for Specialist Medicine and Support Services and finding myself in a reflective mood.  I have decided to share a few thoughts on leadership as I reflect on my journey to this point in my personal … Continue reading Leadership thoughts

Thank you! 

This post is to mark the moment for myself and my readers. Thanks for being a part of my journey and for inspiring me to continue to inspire others especially on the days when it gets difficult. Hope you enjoy reading these two feature articles about my journey so far. They are intended to share … Continue reading Thank you! 

Hunt mode 

It's official, I'm in hunt mode.  There are 38 days between today and the new chapter of my life. Yes, in 38 days, my secondment into operational healthcare management will come to an end and the 'prodigal daughter' will return to a nursing role. A review of my secondment: I have learned a lot since … Continue reading Hunt mode 

The Journey Continues…

Thank you to all who provided feedback on my first post in my blog in April. It has been a whirlwind of a month with lots of activity and critical choices to make. I continue on my journey as a health practitioner and researcher - my passion remains. I have taken a bold decision to … Continue reading The Journey Continues…

Passion for Research – the journey of a passionate nurse researcher

My name is Nichole McIntosh and this is my first blog. Although it is quite daunting, I now feel that I have something to share. I have been a registered nurse for 15 years with experience of working in the acute NHS sector in a range of clinical and management roles in the specialties of … Continue reading Passion for Research – the journey of a passionate nurse researcher