About us

Emergency Nurse is the only practice-based journal in the UK written specifically for nurses providing any aspect of emergency care. It encourages innovation and promotes professional excellence in all pre-hospital, emergency and urgent care settings.

The journal is available in print or digital formats and includes unlimited access to our website.

We publish original research, descriptions and case studies of service or practice development, updates in policy or in practice guidelines in the field of emergency care, literature reviews and opinion articles.

We also publish continuing professional development articles to inform, support and educate nurses working in this field of practice, and to help contributors and their readers prepare for revalidation.

Emergency NurseIf you have an idea for an article or how to develop the journal online or in print, the editorial team wants to hear from you. We have a particular focus on the following areas:

  • Service delivery and improvement
  • Infections
  • Workforce
  • Minor injuries
  • Major injuries, including trauma, cardiac presentations and serious head injury
  • Care of children and young people
  • Care of older people
  • Mental health

Emergency Nurse is indexed, abstracted and / or published online in the British Nursing Index and Ovid.

Subscribe to Emergency Nurse

From as little as £5.50 a month, a subscription to Emergency Nurse gives you unlimited access to these valuable resources:

  • Choice of print or digital edition – your bi-monthly journal, delivered to your door or inbox
  • Personalised website and e-newsletters – we highlight articles of interest to you based on what you’ve read before on the Emergency Nurse website. This also informs the content you receive in your daily e-newsletters, ensuring you get more of what’s relevant to you
  • Online archive and ten extra articles a month – access our archive of peer-reviewed articles. You can even access up to ten articles each month from any other RCNi journal
  • RCNi Portfolio – get a clear overview of your revalidation progress at a glance, with interactive quizzes to help you quickly build your CPD hours
  • Continuous online publishing – peer-reviewed articles are available online first, giving you faster access to new content

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Organisational subscriptions

Organisations can also subscribe to Emergency Nurse on behalf of their nurses or students.

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About RCNi

Emergency Nurse is published by RCNi, a wholly owned subsidiary of the Royal College of Nursing.

RCNi produce a comprehensive range of online nursing resources including RCNi Learning and RCNi Portfolio. We also host the annual RCNi Nurse Awards, the largest UK-wide award ceremony to celebrate and honour the often unsung stars within our nursing profession.

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Edition rates

Personal subscriptions are available from £5.50 a month. Institutional subscriptions from £492 a year.
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Open access

RCNi journals offer open access publishing. To find out more see our open access information.

Write for us

Are you interested in writing for Emergency Nurse? To find out more about submissions please see our author guidelines.

At RCNi we have lots of information available to help you successfully write for publication. Please see our Write for us section, which details the many ways you can share your experience and knowledge to the benefit of our nursing community.


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ISSN 1354-5752 (print)
ISSN 2047-8984 (online)