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Accreditation and endorsement

RCN Accreditation

The mark of quality and professionalism within the nursing sector.

RCN Accreditation is a mark of quality. By accrediting your learning and development initiative you are choosing to align your organisation to the RCN's high standards, promote best practice and improve patient care. 

We accredit a wide range of programmes including events, eLearning, credit-bearing degrees, hard copy resources, guidelines, standards and competency frameworks. We are currently unable to accredit Apps.

Five reasons why the RCN accreditation will benefit you:

  • Stand out from the crowd. Demonstrate that you are better than your competitors and make sure your learning and development initiative stands out with the RCN Accredited logo.
  • Align your organisation with the RCN’s reputation for excellence within the nursing sector. RCN accreditation represents quality, best practice and rigour.
  • Validate the educational outcomes from your programme. All of your delegates will receive a certificate which can be used as evidence within their revalidation portfolio.
  • It's a development opportunity. Each programme undergoes an external peer review which can be used as a professional development exercise for your staff.
  • Attract high calibre delegates. The kudos attached to RCN accreditation appeals to individuals and employers who want to ensure the learning and development initiative delivers a high standard of learning, is fit for purpose and promotes best practice.

The accreditation team will support you throughout the application process. We are on hand to answer your queries or to hold a self-assessment workshop. Our self-assessment workshops can ensure your programme delivers effective education outcomes. They can be undertaken any time before submitting your application for external peer review.

Contact us

To apply or to find out if your programme is eligible, email accreditation@rcn.org.uk or call 020 7647 3647.

Our attendees really value the certificate - it gives them proof that they attended, but also a record of achievement.

To find out if your programme is eligible for RCN accreditation and how to apply email accreditation@rcn.org.uk or call 020 7647 3647.

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