We are aware some users might find it difficult to log into our site today. We are working on this issue and hope to have it resolved shortly.
Analysis

Cancer nurses do compulsory training in their own time, our survey shows

Many nurses are using holidays for continuing professional development work and paying for it themselves, according to a survey by Cancer Nursing Practice
Picture shows a woman studying. Many nurses are using holidays to do continuing professional development and paying for it themselves, according to a survey by Cancer Nursing Practice.

Many nurses are using holidays for continuing professional development work and paying for it themselves, according to a survey by Cancer Nursing Practice

  • Cancer nurses struggle with continuing professional development (CPD) due to lack of time, funding and resources
  • Staff shortages, stretched budgets and patient demand knock CPD off workplace agenda
  • Nurses advised to use annual appraisal to set out their CPD plans and obtain support

More than two thirds of cancer nurses have been forced to carry out essential training and education in their own time, a Cancer Nursing Practice survey suggests.

Almost one third of the 187 respondents had used annual leave to carry out continuing professional development (CPD) and paid for courses out of their own pockets.

More than one in five nurses who responded to our survey said they ‘usually’ or

...

Want to read more?

Unlock full access to RCNi Plus today

Save over 50% on your first three months:

  • Customisable clinical dashboard featuring 200+ topics
  • Unlimited online access to all 10 RCNi Journals including Cancer Nursing Practice
  • RCNi Learning featuring 180+ RCN accredited learning modules
  • NMC-compliant RCNi Portfolio to build evidence for revalidation
  • Personalised newsletters tailored to your interests

This article is not available as part of an institutional subscription. Why is this?

Jobs