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RCNi is a life-long learning partner for nurses, nursing students and nursing associates, providing print and digital resources for CPD and revalidation

RCNi offers nurses a wide-range of digital and print learning resources as part of a subscription to RCNi Plus, including peer-reviewed clinical articles from our ten nursing journals, CPD learning modules from RCNi Learning, and the RCNi Revalidation Portfolio to log practice and continuing professional development (CPD) for the Nursing and Midwifery Council (NMC) revalidation requirements.  

We continuously improve and add to our range of digital products so that we can provide registered nurses with the resources they need to develop throughout their careers, support nursing students with their degree and help nursing associates find the online learning they need to increase their skills at a time that suits them. 

With more than 30 years at the forefront of nursing education, and as part of the Royal College of Nursing Group, we are a trusted provider of CPD learning resources for nurses that are peer-reviewed and champion best practice.


Our journals

RCNi produces ten nursing journals that provide nurses, nursing students and nursing associates with information on changes in policy, best practice and research, news affecting the nursing profession, and peer-reviewed clinical and CPD articles to further their practice.    

Nursing Standard was launched in 1987 and over the past 35-years has grown to be the UK’s leading nursing journal, covering a broad range of topics to support nurses in delivering excellent patient care.

RCNi also produces nine specialist nursing journals that provide in-depth coverage of nursing specialties, including peer-reviewed clinical and continuing professional development articles.

RCNi Nursing Journals

Click the links below to access individual specialist nursing journals

A subscription to RCNi Plus gives nurses access to all ten of our nursing journals, RCNi Learning and the RCNi Revalidation Portfolio. Find out more 


RCNi Learning is an interactive online learning platform, featuring over 180 RCN-accredited CPD learning modules to support registered nurses with their clinical practice, and help student nurses and nursing associates bridge the gap between theory and best practice.  When a module is completed, nurses are awarded a CPD certificate for revalidation and have the option to write a reflective account about their learning that can be added directly into their RCNi Revalidation Portfolio along with the certificate of learning.

The dedicated app allows users to access RCNi Learning via a smartphone or tablet so they can improve their skills whenever and wherever is most convenient, promoting effective education outcomes and improving patient care.   

RCNi Learning forms part of the RCNi Plus subscription that gives subscribers access all ten of RCNi’s nursing journals, our learning modules and the RCNi Revalidation Portfolio.



The RCNi Revalidation Portfolio is an online revalidation tool designed specifically to help nurses navigate and comply with the Nursing and Midwifery Council’s (NMC) requirements for revalidation.

It simplifies the revalidation process by allowing nurses to log information over the course of three years in one easy-to-access, dedicated digital

space. A colour coded system shows nurses at a glance how close they are to meeting the NMC’s revalidation requirements by calculating practice hours; logging time spent on continuing professional development; and providing an area to write and record reflective accounts, organise CPD evidence, and upload documents, such as staff appraisals and CPD certificates.

Every RCNi CPD article includes an online multiple-choice quiz with a CPD certificate upon completion that can be stored automatically in your RCNi Revalidation Portfolio along with the time spent on the CPD activity. By linking the RCNi Revalidation Portfolio with our digital content, the process of collating evidence for revalidation is quicker and easier for nurses to manage in their busy schedules.

A subscription to RCNi Plus gives nurses access to all ten RCNi nursing journals, RCNi Learning and the RCNi Revalidation Portfolio. Find out more

Find out more about the RCNi Revalidation Portfolio


Our programme of free CPD webinars for nurses on a wide range of clinical topics, provides an opportunity for nurses to increase their knowledge about the latest development in a particular field of practice and gain two hours of participatory CPD. 

Everyone who attends the live webinar receives a CPD certificate at the end of the event, which can be stored in their RCNi Revalidation Portfolio. The webinars are also available for nurses to watch on-demand after the live event to use for continuing professional development. 

Visit the RCNi events section for our CPD webinar calendar, and watch the CPD webinars after the event at CPD webinars on-demand.



The Nursing Standard podcast is the UK's first podcast specifically created for nurses. 

The free podcast examines the latest events shaping the profession, has interviews with nurse leaders from all specialties, and nurses talking about how they shaped best-practice and improved patient care. 

Subscribe to the Nursing Standard podcast on Spotify or Apple podcasts

Listen to the Nursing Standard podcast
 

  


Featuring more than 100 nursing topics, RCNi Decision Support is the UK’s first and only decision-support tool created specifically for nurses. RCNi Decision support is designed to help guide nurses’ thinking, and support them in delivering safe and effective care that meets the UK’s best practice guidelines.

Find out more about RCNi Decision Support



Nursing Careers & Jobs Fair

Taking place nationwide, RCNi Nursing Careers & Jobs Fair is a free event that gives nurses the opportunity to connect directly with private and NHS employers who are looking to recruit nurses on the day. There is also an opportunity for nurses to network with colleagues and improve their skills and knowledge with a programme of CPD accredited seminars.

RCNi Nursing Careers & Jobs Fairs are held in destinations across the UK including London, Birmingham, Manchester, Bristol, Glasgow and Leicester. 

Find out more and register for your free ticket


RCNi Nursing Jobs is our nursing jobs website that list hundreds of new nursing vacancies each month.

Nurses can search by job title, speciality, band, location, employer or contract type, and set up tailored job alerts so that the nursing jobs you are interested in land straight into your email.  Users can also register, upload CVs and read career advice articles.  

Visit RCNi Nursing Jobs to find out more.



The annual RCN Nursing Awards have been recognised as the highest accolade in the nursing industry. They celebrate the very best in person-centred care, focus on sharing best practice across the nursing profession and reward innovative nurse-led projects to inspire nursing practice across the UK.

Read about the 2022 winners of this year’s RCN Nursing Awards.

Find out more about the RCN Nursing Awards


Write for us

We mentor authors who wish to write for our publications.

We are always interested in hearing from our readers and have a number of resources available to help give your practice a voice in the wider community.

We welcome submissions in a variety of subjects from experienced and new authors on clinical topics, original research, literature reviews, service innovation and continuing professional development.

Click here to discover how to submit content for publication.