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Celebrating nursing practice

Celebrating Nursing Practice

The opportunity to see your idea developed with RCN support and funding

In celebration of the RCN centenary, we are showcasing the very best of the profession, revealing nursing practice that often goes unobserved or is ‘under the radar’. 

If you have an idea which could improve nursing practice, submit it here to get the recognition it deserves.

Submit your idea now

Use our online form to submit your idea. Need some inspiration? Look here for some examples of great ideas.
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This initiative is being run in partnership with the RCN Foundation.

The project:

We are aiming to build a library of good practice and to invest in a small number of projects to support their wider development and evaluation.

These submissions will be reviewed with 100 being chosen to receive the support of an expert mentor in order to develop them further.

Of the 100 projects chosen by the RCN, 3 or 4 will be taken even further by the RCN with a view to developing them to their fullest potential. For example, the RCN could campaign for your clinical innovation to be introduced as standard practice across the country, creating a real legacy for the Centenary.

What we need from you:

  • Your ideas! Tell us which changes or improvements (no matter how small) you think could make a difference to your patients, using the online form.
  • Your voice! Tell your team about this project and encourage them to get involved.
  • Your time. If your idea is selected as part of the project, you will be partnered with an expert mentor to help you develop it further. The good news is that this time will count towards your CPD hours and all development will be fully funded by the RCN Foundation.

What you can expect from us:

  • Guidance – we will partner you with an expert mentor to help you make your idea a reality. This could be by supporting you to develop a presentation for delivery a conference or supporting you to write a paper or journal article for publication. Your idea will always remain yours – you will retain all rights to your intellectual property.
  • Support – your mentor will meet with you in person and by phone or Skype to understand your project and use their expertise to help you explore its applicability. They will provide proof-reading support and help you further refine your project and decide next steps.
  • Funding – if your idea is chosen for further development, we will cover the costs incurred including travel, conference attendance and submission of articles to professional journals.

Never done this before? Don't panic!

If you would like further information or guidance on submitting your idea or innovation, contact us at
31st December Deadline for submissions
Celebrating Nursing Practice

Tell your colleagues: 

Your Celebrating Nursing Practice information pack contains further information, a promotional poster and flyers so you can encourage your colleagues to take part. You could even submit as a group!

Send me my information pack