Professional development

The RCN is committed to lifelong learning and the professional development of our members. Find out more about the services we offer below.

RCN Executive Nurse Network

The RCN Executive Nurse Network (ENN) is focused on engagement of the RCN with the most senior members of the nursing profession. Find out more about:

RCN library and heritage services

The library and heritage services website provides a simple, intuitive area to access all of the library resources. At home, at work, or studying, you have direct access to an exciting range of new and existing services. Find out more about:

Learning and education

Access learning to support your professional development, and create a secure online portfolio. Find out more the RCN Learning Zone.

RCN forum communities

There are a wide range of RCN forum communities which are written by members, for members. Join a forum online today.

Every forum community contains news stories, features, details of forthcoming events and ways to get involved with your forum. There is also an area on the RCN Discussion Zone for each forum.  Further information on the work of the forums and links to each of the forum communities can be found on the forums page.

Health care assistants

Find key professional development resources for our members who are health care assistant and assistant practitioners, including:

RCN students

The RCN supports with your studies, represents your rights and offers you advice.

Publications and research

Find all current RCN publications, clinical guidelines, and details of the work of the RCN Research and Innovation team including:

Discussion Zone

Debate the latest clinical issues and questions.