About us

RCNi is the premier provider of innovative and creative information solutions for the whole nursing team and associated health professionals

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We produce 11 journals, including Nursing Standard, to provide health professionals with the latest developments impacting nursing, including changes in policy, practice and research.

We also offer a range of digital products including RCNi Learning, an interactive online resource of CPD training modules, and the RCNi Portfolio, an online store and tracking system to help you with revalidation.

We celebrate exceptional care in the profession through the RCNi Nurse Awards, and help to develop careers and enhance practice with events such as the popular RCN Bulletin jobs fairs, and revalidation seminars.

Our organisation

Founded in 1987 and formerly known as RCN Publishing, RCNi is a wholly owned subsidiary of the Royal College of Nursing.

RCNi is a proud member of STM, the global voice of scholarly publishing.

Board of Directors

Non-executive directors

  • Tim Brooks (chairman)
  • Roy Grant
  • Caroline McNamara
  • Kay Fawcett
  • Dr Aisha Holloway
  • Martin Richardson

Executive directors

  • Rachel Armitage (Managing Director)
  • Graham Scott (Editorial Director)
  • Phil Smithers (Sales and Marketing Director)
  • Mohammed Haque (Finance Director)


Each of our journals provide authoritative coverage of their specialist fields, including peer-reviewed clinical content and continuing professional development (CPD) articles.

Find out how you can subscribe to an RCNi journal by clicking here, or register to read daily nurse news updates for free.

Quick links

Click the links below to access our individual titles or click here to discover more about our journals.

Editorial advisory board

Each journal has an editorial advisory board of clinical experts who help to guide the scope of our content. The RCNi editorial advisory board consists of the following members:

Dr Caroline Shuldham (Chair) Independent consultant and visiting professor, Buckinghamshire New University Paul Jebb Assistant chief nurse, University Hospitals of Morecambe Bay NHS Foundation Trust
Linda Aiken Director of the Center for Health Outcomes and Policy Research, University of Pennsylvania Professor Tonks Fawcett Professor of student learning (nurse education), University of Edinburgh
Sandra Aitcheson Nurse consultant Public Health Agency, Northern Ireland Tanis Hand Professional lead for healthcare assistants and assistant practitioners, RCN
Beverley Baker Matron, Heartlands Hospital, Birmingham Lorraine Hicking-Woodison Healthcare support worker adviser, Kent and Medway GP practices
Joanne Bosanquet Deputy chief nurse, Public Health England Professor Fiona Irvine Head of nursing, University of Birmingham
Professor James Buchan Queen Margaret University, Edinburgh Professor Daniel Kelly RCN chair of nursing research, Cardiff University
Amanda Burston Resuscitation officer, University Hospitals of North Midlands and RCN Nurse of the Year 2015 Group Captain Di Lamb Defence professor of nursing, Royal Centre for Defence Medicine
Clare Cable Chief executive and nurse director, Queen’s Nursing Institute, Scotland Professor Kath McCourt Dean, Northumbria University school of health, community and education studies
Molly Case Registered nurse, King’s College Hospital, London Dr Ann McMahon Research and innovation manager, RCN
Heather Caudle Chief nurse, Ashford and St Peter’s Hospital NHS Foundation Trust Yana Richens Consultant midwife public health, University College London Hospital and global adviser (consultant), Royal College of Midwives
David Clarke Foundation professor of Nursing, University of Leicester Dr Theresa Shaw Chief executive, Foundation of Nursing Studies
Alison Dinning Interprofessional education lead, nursing development, Nottingham University Hospitals NHS Trust Professor Ben Thomas Professor of mental health nursing, London South Bank University; patient safety expert adviser – mental health, NHS Improvement

Products and services

We are continuously improving and adding to our range of digital products to help guide you through your studies and continuing professional development (CPD), to develop your career, and to help you to deliver outstanding patient care.

RCNi digital productsWe aim to inform and inspire nurses at every step of their career. With over thirty years at the forefront of nurse education, and as part of the Royal College of Nursing Group, we are a trusted provider of expert nursing information.

Click here to find out more about how our products and services can enhance your practice.


We hold many popular events throughout the year, including the Nurse Awards, the UK’s biggest ceremony for celebrating innovative practice and exceptional patient care in the nursing profession.

Melanie Davies
Melanie Davies, RCN Nurse of the Year 2017
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We also organise the RCN Bulletin Jobs Fair, the largest nursing recruitment event in the UK. Our jobs fairs are held across the country and provide nurses with the opportunity to meet employers face to face, and to attend free seminars that offer insight into everything from revalidation and preceptorship, to improving interview skills.

The RCN Bulletin Jobs Fair is free to attend, simply register on the website.

Click here to view our calendar of upcoming events, or click here to discover more about the Nurse Awards.