Demonstrating excellence within the nursing community
Accreditation is the RCN seal of approval for health care training - a mark of quality. You can browse accredited events, resources and courses, or find out how to get your programme accredited.
Why should learners always look for an RCN accredited course or resource?
All accredited programmes are subjected to a rigorous quality assessment process to ensure the learning and development initiatives meet the RCN’s standards of excellence. As a delegate on an RCN accredited programme, you can guarantee that the content will promote best practice and lead to improved patient care.
Why should providers accredit their learning resources?
RCN Accreditation is a mark of quality. By accrediting the resources you provide, you are demonstrating your commitment to high quality education and continuing professional development, promoting best practice and improving patient care.
Benefits of RCN Accreditation
- Enables you to stand out from your competitors, with use of the RCN Accredited mark
- Aligns your organisation with the RCN and its reputation for excellence within the nursing sector
- Demonstrates your effectiveness in educating nurses and the wider health care family
- Allows you to use the accreditation review process as a staff professional development opportunity
- Appeals to individuals and employers who need to choose the most effective use of their time and money
The RCN will consider accreditation of:
Events, courses, eLearning, credit-bearing degrees, resources, guidelines, as well as standards and competency frameworks in a wide range of topics.
RCN Accreditation makes you stand out from the crowd
RCN accreditation – a training provider’s experience
Hear a longstanding client talking about her organisation’s experience of RCN accreditation.
RCN Accreditation mission and vision statements
RCN accreditation promotes excellent standards in clinical practice, research, and leadership. A guarantee of evidence-based learning and development aimed at improving patient safety, high quality care and outcomes.
Our mission is to be the first choice for accreditation for organisations who are aiming to be world leaders in innovative education, learning and development initiatives.
We serve the nursing workforce and communities of practice at all levels, across all health and social care sectors in the UK.
We are committed through the Royal Charter to promote the science and art of nursing, education and training in the profession of nursing.
Our Accreditation offer will support and enhance learning for the nursing profession and will foster an inclusive and diverse approach, using a wide range of methods and mediums, including digital, to reach colleagues locally, regionally, nationally and internationally.
The accreditation fee is banded and depends on contact hours of learning, its complexity and delivery sector.
Our fees start from just £500 – this is the entry point for learning delivered by the not-for-profit sector.
For your unique quotation please contact our experienced accreditation team on 020 7647 3647 or email email@example.com
The RCN reserves the right to update accreditation fees without prior notice
"Our clients place high value on our RCN-accredited courses even those clients who are not registered nurses! Your reputation adds great value to our training as delegates know the standard of our training content will be high."
Infection Prevention Solutions
"As a nurse, I would seriously have to consider undertaking a programme if it was not RCN Accredited. As an education provider, is important for us to demonstrate our commitment to high quality education and CPD, promoting best practice in providing person-centred care. Being RCN Accredited validates this as a quality marker.”
Health Action Training
"RCN Accreditation allows you to demonstrate that your education and learning resource passes our high quality standards. It shows our large health and social care membership, that you stand out from the crowd among other competitors.”
Dr Nichola Ashby, Deputy Director of Nursing: Education, Research and Ethics
“RCN Accreditation gives the nursing profession the confidence to trust the quality of your education and learning resource. Apply now for that RCN seal of approval.”
Gill Coverdale, UK Head of Professional Learning and Development