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blog posts 8 blog posts
  • Anna Crossley Anna Crossley 25 Feb 2019

    Celebrating Nursing Practice

    Without nurses, midwives and health care assistants, would healthcare survive? Given the terrifying future projection of 410,000 nurse vacancies in the UK without urgent investment, we may be seen as simply ‘numbers’ like rows of identical paper chain doll workers.

  • Diane Shearer Diane Shearer 10 Jul 2018

    As Advanced Level Nurses it is our duty to promote standardisation

    Diane was recently awarded the RCN credential for Advanced Level Nursing Practice. Here, she shares her thoughts on the importance of standardising roles used in Primary Care.

  • Paul Cornforth Paul Cornforth 16 Nov 2017

    Credentialing for ANPs is vital on several fronts

    Advanced Nurse Practitioner, Paul Cornforth, talks about the importance of Credentialing for ANPs, patients and employers.

  • RCN Credentialing logo Wendy Preston Wendy Preston 14 Nov 2017

    Promoting advanced clinical practice

    We’re at the start of a busy national advanced practice week and I’m looking forward to the opportunity to discuss and promote the work of advanced nurses and midwives, and other health professionals.

  • Angela Griffiths Angela Griffiths 11 Oct 2017

    Getting deserved recognition through credentialing

    Angela recently gained her Advanced Level Nurse Practitioner Credential. Here, she shares her experience.

  • Wendy Preston Wendy Preston 2 Oct 2017

    Never before has the RCN’s new credentialing scheme felt more necessary

    Recently published research suggests almost 600 separate job titles are being used by nurses working in advanced practice roles, with no clear link between their education level, competence or experience.

  • Suzan Robinson Southey Suzan Robinson Southey 15 Aug 2017

    The importance of formal recognition

    Suzan recently went through the credentialing process, recognising advanced level practice in nursing. Here, she talks about her experience and why she applied.

  • Gill Coverdale Gill Coverdale 8 Aug 2017

    How does pay affect professional development?

    I completed my nurse training at the beginning of the 1980s in a hospital school of nursing and at the end of three years took my state final exams to become a registered general nurse (RGN).