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RCN Professional Services

Professional Services

Improving standards in health care

RCN Professional Services provides a range of programmes and services which can help organisations to improve patient care and patient experience in the UK.

Whether you are aiming to improve the culture of leadership within your workplace, enhance your own skills and professional development, or empower your team to implement service innovations, we have a selection of free and paid-for courses to support you.

RCN Leadership

RCN Leadership

Improving patient care through quality leadership.

RCN Leadership

Fitness to practise

Supportive approaches when addressing conduct and capability issues.
RCN Leadership

Demonstrating value

Enabling service improvement through principles of economic assessment.
RCN Accreditation

RCN Accreditation

Demonstrating excellence within the nursing community.

RCN Credentialing

RCN Credentialing

Recognising advanced level practice in nursing.

Psychosocial intervention

Training mental health nurses (MHNs) to use psychosocial interventions and build strong relationships with patients, their families and carers.


Psychosocial Intervention Programme

This programme is designed to enhance the skills of the mental health nursing workforce.

Cultural ambassadors

Identify and explore issues of culture, behaviour, discrimination and cultural bias in your organisation through our innovative programme.

Cultural Ambassador Programme

This is an innovative RCN programme designed in collaboration with the West Midlands BAME Stakeholder Group.

CPD programme with academic credits

  • Developed by the Royal College of Nursing and accredited by Coventry University, it is available to members and non-members
  • Provides 20 academic credits at either level 6 (Bachelors) or level 7 (Masters).
  • Offered via a fully online learning mode, including dedicated contact days plus study time. 
  • Costs £1,100 (without credits), £1,480 (with credits).
  • RCN Foundation offers different types of education grants to support the funding of your professional development.

Click on the box below to hear from past participants, read our FAQs, find out more about the benefits, and register your interest. 


Infection Prevention and Control Programme

An introductory programme to infection prevention and control.

Online learning

Access your learning anytime, with a selection of online CPD courses that provide a variety of activities and resources to support you in your role.

First Steps

This free online learning tool for health care assistants covers essential topics to help get you started in your career as an HCA or to refresh your learning.

Every Nurse an eNurse

An introduction to the ways technology is changing health and social care.

Skin Health Toolkit

The skin health toolkit provides you with a set of learning resources to support you with maintaining healthy skin.

Bite-sized online learning

Make your learning manageable with our selection of bite-sized courses that provide key principles and concepts.

End of Life Care and Nursing Wellbeing

This programme will provide resources to support the delivery of end of life care to the dying person, their family and carers.

Introduction to Prehabilitation

This looks at how we, as nurses and health care professionals, can support patients to be as healthy and fit as possible before they go into planned surgery or start cancer treatments.

Introducing Critical Care

An introduction to critical care for the nursing and midwifery workforce.

Introducing RCN Learn

RCN Learn brings you instant access to the latest nursing, social and health care learning resources from the RCN and RCNi.

Find hundreds of evidence-based, quality assured resources at the click of a button.
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