About us

Nursing Older People is a practice-focused journal for nurses and other professionals working in gerontological care

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

Peer-reviewed articles cover original research, practice initiatives, service evaluations, practice questions, quality improvement projects and literature reviews. The journal also publishes continuing professional development articles with time out activities and multiple-choice quizzes that offer readers structured learning opportunities to prepare for revalidation. News, analysis, features, expert advice, opinion, careers and student-focused articles are also published.

Nursing Older PeopleIf 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:

  • Communication
  • Dementia
  • Frailty
  • Healthy ageing
  • Mental health
  • Workforce

Nursing Older People is indexed, abstracted and / or published in the following databases: British Nursing Index, and Ovid.

Subscribe to Nursing Older People

Nursing Older People is now available as part of RCNi Plus, a purpose-built platform that brings together RCNi’s extensive range of resources and new personalisation features to help you stay up to date with information relevant to your practice.

RCNi Plus includes:

•    Customisable RCNi Plus dashboard - choose topics to build your dashboard and create your own personalised feed of resources based on your professional interests.
•    Full access to RCNi’s 10 journals online, including Nursing Older People - an archive of thousands of clinical and CPD articles, the latest news, and practical careers advice.
•    RCNi Learning - a library of 180 evidence-based modules covering a range of clinical specialities and professional issues within nursing.
•    RCNi Portfolio and revalidation alerts – build your evidence for revalidation and be guided through the process one step at a time with helpful progress alerts.
•    Personalised newsletters - the latest news and developments in your area of nursing sent direct to your inbox.

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Organisations can also subscribe to Nursing Older People on behalf of their nurses or students.

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About RCNi

Nursing Older People 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 Nursing Awards, the largest UK-wide award ceremony to celebrate and honour the often unsung stars within our nursing profession.

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Open access

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

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Are you interested in writing for Nursing Older People? 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 1472-0795 (print)
ISSN 2047-8941 (online)