RCNi has launched a campaign calling on employers to support nurses by giving them protected time for training.
The #1hour2empower campaign urges employers to ensure their nurses can complete the equivalent of one hour per month of continuing professional development (CPD).
This will help registrants achieve the minimum 35 hours of CPD in a three-year period required by the Nursing and Midwifery Council for revalidation.
The Patients Association, Unite, and the Queen’s Nursing Institute (QNI) have already pledged their support.
Unite professional officer for health sector regulation Jane Beach said: ‘One hour a month is not too much to ask. And it shows a commitment to staff who are already working flat-out.’
Patients Association chief executive Katherine Murphy said: ‘Protected time should be encouraged in every ward, department and hospital.’
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