Research and Innovation

The RCN has actively engaged with research for more than 50 years, recognising its critical relationship with excellence. High quality nursing research and support to innovate and use evidence in practice, enables nurses and those who work with them to develop new knowledge and nursing practice, and to ultimately transform patient care.

 Knowledge and Innovation Action Plan 2014-2018

The Standards Knowledge and Information Services, made up of the Research and Innovation Team and the Library and Archives, are a key support in the RCNs commitment to be a champion of nursing excellence in knowledge and innovation, and their translation into practice, and much of our work lies at the heart of the RCN Knowledge and Innovation Action Plan for 2014 - 2018.

About this resource

The research and innovation pages of the RCN website have been developed as a one-stop-shop for all your nursing research and innovation needs, signposting resources that support you on your research journey.


Working with our members

The RCN Research Society is one of over 30 forums, made up of members working to share knowledge and influence nursing practice.


Join our fortnightly eBulletin

Make sure you get all the latest on research and innovation developments by signing up for our fortnightly e-bulletin. Go to the Fortnightly Bulletin pages to see examples of previous bulletins, or sign up using the very simple form.


Spotlight on...

USE knowledge in practice and policy

BUILD a dynamic knowledge base of sufficient coverage and depth

ASSURE a knowledge base of breadth and rigour

  • RCN Endorsement of professional standards and resources
  • Subject guides [coming soon - Sep 2015].

SHARE the knowledge we have and enhance ways to access and contribute to it

Contact us

If you would like to know more about the work of the RCN Research & Innovation team, please email: research.innovation@rcn.org.uk.


This page was last reviewed 24 June 2015