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Education and development: RCN and RCNi join forces in plan to boost nurses’ learning

Strategy is designed to embrace innovative ways to learn as nursing looks to the future

Nurse education portal will give easy access to learning modules and a host of resources to support CPD, decision-making, revalidation and career progression

Nurses professional development is to receive a boost thanks to an education strategy promising leadership, education, personal development, clinical and research opportunities for all parts of the nursing workforce.

The RCN and Nursing Standard publisher RCNi are collaborating with academics, researchers, universities and colleges, along with practice providers and key stakeholders in health and social care.

Nurses are learning in radically different ways to their predecessors

Rachel Armitage, managing director of RCNi

RCNi managing director Rachel Armitage said: This collaboration puts our organisations at the front of nursing education for many years to come.

    Nurse education portal will give easy access to learning modules and a host of resources to support CPD, decision-making, revalidation and career progression

    RCN and RCNi announce education, learning and development strategy

    Nurses’ professional development is to receive a boost thanks to an education strategy promising leadership, education, personal development, clinical and research opportunities for all parts of the nursing workforce.

    The RCN and Nursing Standard publisher RCNi are collaborating with academics, researchers, universities and colleges, along with practice providers and key stakeholders in health and social care.

    ‘Nurses are learning in radically different ways to their predecessors’

    RCNi managing director Rachel Armitage
    Rachel Armitage, managing director of RCNi

    RCNi managing director Rachel Armitage said: ‘This collaboration puts our organisations at the front of nursing education for many years to come.

    ‘Today’s nursing staff and those who follow in the next decade will learn in radically different ways to their predecessors.

    ‘The education we provide will have something for every nursing professional to advance their career and get on in nursing as the profession increasingly pushes new boundaries.’

    Portal puts vast array of practice, learning and nurse career resources in one place

    As part of the strategy an online education portal will be developed for RCN members and non-college members alike that will offer access to free and paid-for education and development resources.

    The portal will also provide access to information on events, careers fairs, along with a portfolio, decision-making tool and journals.

    Modules count towards nurses’ continuing professional development requirements.

    RCN head of professional learning and development Nicola Ashby said that it has not always been easy for staff to access professional development courses due to cuts in resources and supported time.

    She said the new education resource would open up opportunities for the entire health and social care nursing workforce.


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