About us

RCNi is a lifelong learning partner for nurses, nursing students, nursing support workers and healthcare staff. We publish continuing professional development (CPD) material, hold events for nurses and guide them through the NMC's revalidation process with our RCNi Portfolio.

RCNi publishes ten nursing journals with information for nurses and healthcare professionals on the latest developments affecting nursing and healthcare, including changes in policy, practice and research. We publish evidence-based peer-reviewed clinical articles and CPD articles, in addition to daily news, analysis, features, careers, opinion, and NS Student.

About RCNi

We also offer a range of digital tools to help nurses with their CPD and revalidation requirements, including RCNi Learning, an interactive online resource of CPD training modules, and the RCNi Portfolio, which guides nurses through the revalidation process and the evidence they need to log every three years for the NMC.

We help to develop careers and enhance practice with events such as the popular Nursing and Careers Jobs Fair, Nursing Live, free CPD webinars, and the nurse recruitment website, RCNi Nursing Jobs.


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

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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:

Alison Dinning
International recruitment manager, Nursing Directorate, Midlands Region, NHS England and Improvement Winnie George Retention lead, National retention programme NHSEI, NHS England & Improvement
Sandra Aitcheson Assistant director nursing adult services, Public Health Agency, Northern Ireland Louie Horne
Workforce Race Equality Standard clinical research fellow (international staff), deputy associate director of nursing, East Suffolk and North Essex NHS Foundation Trust
Beverley Baker Matron, Heartlands Hospital, Birmingham Emma Hotston Nursing student, University Hospital, Southampton
Joanne Bosanquet Chief executive, Foundation of Nursing Studies Lorraine Hicking-Woodison Healthcare support worker adviser, Kent and Medway GP practices
Professor James Buchan Queen Margaret University, Edinburgh Paul Jebb Associate director, nursing, experience & engagement, Lancashire and South Cumbria NHS Foundation Trust
Professor Clare Cable Chief executive and nurse director, Queen's Nursing Institute, Scotland Professor Daniel Kelly RCN chair of nursing research, Cardiff University
Professor Dave Clarke

Head of the Royal College of Nursing Prince of Wales Cadet Scheme, Cardiff; Visiting Pofessor: Cardiff University/University of Leicester

Group Captain Di Lamb Defence professor of nursing, Royal Centre for Defence Medicine
Nicki Credland Reader in critical care, University of Hull Manyara Mushore Course director, BSc mental health nursing; senior lecturer, London South Bank University
Natalie Elliott Community staff nurse, NHS Lanarkshire Yana Richens Director of midwifery, Liverpool Women's NHS Foundation Trust
Professor Tonks Fawcett Professor of student learning (nurse education), University of Edinburgh    

Products and services

RCNi digital productsWe are continuously improving and adding to our range of digital products to help nurses with CPD to develop their nursing career pathways, and to help them deliver outstanding patient care.

We aim to inform and inspire nurses at every step of their career. With more than 30 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 nursing practice.


We hold many popular events throughout the year, including the Nursing and Careers Jobs Fair, the largest nursing recruitment event for nurses 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 Nursing and Careers Jobs Fairs are free to attend, simply register on the website.

View the RCNi event calendar of upcoming nursing events, or find our more about our free CPD webinars for nurses.

We are also at the forefront of nurse recruitment with the website RCNi Nursing Jobs, which has hundreds of nursing job vacancies to apply for.

Julie Roye, RCN Nurse of the Year 2023 Picture: John Houlihan

Our organisation

Founded in 1987 and formerly known as RCN Publishing, RCNi is part of the Royal College of Nursing Group.

The RCN’s Royal Charter, standing orders, regulations, policies and processes ensure good governance of the organisation. Read more about these governance documents.

Board of directors

Executive directors

  • Rachel Armitage (Managing director)
  • Gary Bell (Editorial director)
  • Phil Smithers (Sales and marketing director)
  • Helen Sumner (Associate director of product management & marketing)
  • Denise Rae (Corporate business manager)

Non-executive directors

Susan Sinclair


Ms Sinclair joined the board of RCNi in May 2020. She is a registered nurse with a background in haemato-oncology, who undertook her return to practise in 2012. In 2018 she completed an MBA.

Ms Sinclair has held board-level roles in the acute sector, where she was the director of strategy at West Middlesex University Hospital, in primary care where she was the CEO of AT Medics, an at scale provider of NHS primary care services. She is now managing director of RM Partners Cancer Alliance.

Her nursing and care interests are focused around integrating care, oncology and end of life care, and training and development of the nursing workforce.

Andrea Davies

Non-executive director

Ms Davies joined the RCNi board in 2020 as non-executive director.

Ms Davies has more than 20 years’ experience in consumer media in executive board positions at leading publishers IPC Media, Time Inc. UK, TI Media and Future plc, with a remit spanning M&A, strategy and leading some of the UK’s most iconic magazine brands through their transformation from legacy print to digital media.

She now enjoys a portfolio of non-executive, advisory and consultancy roles that combine her passion for consumer media, strategy and value creation. She leads the Specialist Consumer Media Scaleup Advisory practice for Collingwood Advisory, who support entrepreneur-led media businesses with scaleup, value creation and exit strategy.

Dr Caroline Shuldham OBE

Non-executive director

Dr Shuldham joined the board of RCNi in November 2019. She is a registered nurse with a background in critical care and cardiac nursing, and previously chaired the RCNi editorial advisory board.

Dr Shuldham is an independent consultant with experience in clinical governance, management, research and teaching. Among her roles, she is a trustee at Change Grow Live where she chairs the quality and performance committee, and a specially appointed commissioner at the Royal Hospital Chelsea. Dr Shuldham is also an adviser on care matters to the trustees of a charity providing independent living accommodation and a care home for older residents. For several years she was the executive director of nursing and clinical governance at the Royal Brompton and Harefield NHS Foundation Trust.

In all her roles, Dr Shuldham has a strong commitment to the well-being and safety of patients.

Sophie Wybrew-Bond

Non-executive director and adviser on audience engagement and digital skills

Ms Wybrew-Bond is Chief Commercial Officer at the Royal Opera House. The majority of her career has been spent working in media, initially as a marketer then progressing as publisher to divisional leadership of Future plc’s Lifestyle, Knowledge and News brands. She also has retail experience as head of brand, creative and content, for Marks & Spencer. A launch expert, Ms Wybrew-Bond has a track record of successfully launching new brands and new capabilities in PLC and privately owned organisations.

Dr Sarah Walsh

Non-executive director

Dr Walsh joined the RCNi board in September 2023 as a non-executive director. She has more than 20 years’ experience in risk leadership roles with expertise in risk management, strategy development, technology and operations, engineering and data, and information governance. She is director of governance, risk and assurance at Telegraph Media Group and has worked in leadership roles in Guardian Media Group, Save the Children and Imperial College London. D Walsh also works as a consultant and is an independent member of audit and risk committees, including the Institute of Chartered Accountants for England and Wales and St John’s Ambulance.

As a generalist risk specialist, her work spans diverse areas, including experience in digital transformation in media and education sectors. Before risk, Dr Walsh worked as an aerodynamicist solving complex mathematical and engineering problems for global Aerospace companies, while completing a PhD in aerodynamics in applied computational fluid dynamics. She has a track record in helping organisations understand and manage risks and opportunities in support of achieving and optimising strategic and operational objectives.