These pages provide resources to enable you develop your knowledge and skills around finding, using and managing information.
Use the menu on the left hand side to navigate to a range of online learning and development opportunities provided by the RCN and other organisations. This is not a comprehensive listing but may provide a useful starting point. You will also find details of training sessions held in the RCN libraries.
We particularly recommend the following:
- RCN Learning Zone: Using your RCN e-library
Step-by-step guides to using the e-library, case studies and useful resources to help develop your literature searching skills.
- RCN Learning Zone: How trustworthy is your information?
This learning resource has been developed for RCN members who may be using information in support of their day-to-day work or studies. It guides you through some of the issues and activities involved in finding, using and managing information so that you can develop your skills in accessing the right information at the right time, evaluating, applying and communicating it appropriately.
- Information literacy competences
Includes the RCN publication, Finding, using and managing information: Nursing, midwifery, health and social care information literacy competences, and supporting resources. This set of competences can be used by those who need to develop information literacy skills to support their practice. They are also mapped to the Skills for Health competences and KSF dimensions.
- RCN eHealth web pages
Information and resources related to all applications of information communication technology (ICT) which relate to health care - for example, telemedicine, telecare, decision support systems, electronic patient records, and many more.