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RCN Education Forum Virtual Conference and Exhibition

Advancing equality, diversity and inclusion in nursing education

26 Apr 2022 - 27 Apr

Online Event


Please refer to our fees section for pricing and discounts

Join us virtually for an insightful and informative programme of keynote presentations, talks and debates.

After stepping up and delivering diverse and innovative new approaches to nursing education throughout the pandemic, this conference will celebrate and explore how nursing education is successfully implementing evidence-based strategies that promote, diversity, equality and inclusion to advance the health of the nation.

With the aid of our world leading conference platform Hopin, delegates will be able to:

  • Identify new, diverse and innovative approaches to inclusive nursing education
  • Describe equality and inclusive practice in education, teaching and learning
  • Contribute to the discourse on the future of education following unprecedented events
  • Evaluate a range of leadership strategies in learning, teaching and assessment
  • Describe, disseminate and apply strategies for delivering high quality workforce education in the face of challenge.

Be part of the nurse education community: join the discussion with your peers and help to influence the future of nursing education.

Join in the discussion: #RCNED22     @theRCN        




View programme 

Please note these programme details and timings are subject to change. To keep up-to-date with any developments affecting the conference programme, we recommend checking the conference website regularly.



Presenter registration deadline 13 Februrary 2022. 

In order to be eligible to present, all presenters must register for the conference by Sunday 13 February 2022. Failure to do so may result in your abstract being removed from the final conference programme. As the main presenter you are responsible for co-ordinating the registration of your co-presenters (if applicable) in addition to yourself.

Prior to preparing and delivering your presentation, we strongly advise that you read the RCN’s conference terms and conditions.

Types of conference presentation 

Concurrent (20 minutes)

Concurrent sessions will be delivered as a 15-minute pre-recorded video presentation to minimise the risk of technical issues on the day. Presenters will be expected to participate in a 5-minute live Q&A session with delegates following the presentation which will be facilitated by a chair.


Posters will be available for delegate to view across both conference days.  Posters will also be presented as part of a poster tour during the lunch break and facilitated by a chair.  Presenters will have a 5-minute slot to present their poster and is to include time for Q&A with delegates. Posters should be visually stimulating in design and convey clear aims and outcomes. 

ViPER (20 minutes) 

A ViPER is an evaluation of Visual Presentation with Expert Review. A ViPER will be made of a 10-minute live presentation of a poster followed by a further 10 minutes for Q&A, group discussion and debate which will be facilitated by a chair.
Programme slot
Alterations may be made to the programme affecting the time of sessions prior to the conference. To keep up-to-date with any developments affecting the conference programme, we suggest checking the conference website regularly.

Programme slot

Alterations may be made to the programme affecting the time of sessions prior to the conference. To keep up-to-date with any developments affecting the conference programme, we suggest checking the conference website regularly.

Professor Udy Archibong, MBE 

Uduak Archibong is the Pro Vice Chancellor [Equality, Diversity and Inclusion], directs the Centre for Inclusion and Diversity and provides strategic oversight for equality, diversity and inclusion [EDI] across the institution. She obtained a BSc (First Class) from the University of Nigeria, Nsukka, Nigeria in 1990, a PhD from Hull University in 1995 and promoted to Professor of Diversity with a cross-disciplinary and institutional portfolio in 2004. She is a Fellow of the West African College of Nursing and a Fellow of the Royal College of Nursing. She was listed in the New Year Honours list 2015 and was made a Member of the Order of the British Empire for her contributions to higher education and equality.

A multi-award winner, Uduak has been honoured as one of the top 100 Nigerians in the UK to receive a Centenary Award, one of the top 50 Inspirational Women in Healthcare in the UK, a Distinguished Nurse Leader in 21st century in Nigeria, and one of the 70 most outstanding Nigerians in the UK Health Sector. She featured in Northern Power Women Power List, 2019 and Phenomenal Women - Portraits of UK Black Women Professors in 2020. She was listed in the Black WHO'S WHO in the Millennium. Uduak is an Ecumenical Canon of the Bradford Cathedral, UK.


Professor Michael Brown 

Professor Brown is Professor of Nursing and Director of Graduate Studies in the School of Nursing and Midwifery at Queen’s University, Belfast. A Registered Nurse in Intellectual Disabilities and Registered General Nurse, he was a Consultant Nurse and Clinical Professor in Edinburgh. An active researcher involving people with intellectual disabilities, he has undertaken studies, and published in the nursing and intellectual disability literature on, health transitions, access to healthcare, liaison nursing models and person-centred care and LGBT health. He is a Principal Fellow of the Higher Education Academy and a Fellow of the Royal College of Nursing.


Angela Knight Jackson 

Angela is a national leader responsible for the leadership and management of nursing professional development.  She is actively engaged in developing a strong cadre of nurse and midwifery leaders to deliver the NHS Long Term Plan ambitions. 

Angela’s portfolio of work includes the development of senior nurses in the transition to the ICS landscape, commissioning innovative and ground-breaking nurse development programmes with internal and external partners and the delivery of the first national CNO & CMidO Ethnic Minority Action Plan. 

Angela is energised when growing leaders in healthcare and beyond, she is a leadership associate at NHS England and NHS Improvement, an Executive Coach and Mentor.

The conference is open to all nurses, student nurses, nursing support workers and allied health professionals working in the academic, clinical and professional setting in the UK and overseas. This includes those working in NHS, independent and voluntary sectors, universities and colleges. 

By attending this conference you will have unrivalled opportunity to learn latest developments, share good practice and network with colleagues.

Benefits of attending

  • Accrue over 25 hours of CPD to count towards your revalidation
  • Discover the latest developments and research in the field of nursing education. 
  • Hear from colleagues on their projects, reflect on their findings and explore how you can use this knowledge to improve your practice.
  • Hear from eminent keynote speakers on contemporary nursing issues. 
  • Attend themed sessions, conveyed by expert facilitators, participate and contribute to the discussions and debate. 
  • Use this opportunity to network with your peers, mentor and support colleagues and showcase the work of your employer 
  • Use the opportunity to ask the RCN those questions you want answers to. 
  • Engage and network with exhibitors on new service developments and products.

Need a helping hand with securing time off or funding to attend? Please download these helpful hints and tips.

Here’s what some of our past attendees thought:

  • I thought it was a full packed programme. My head was reeling with such inspirational topics, new information, good working practices to support patient care. (2019 In-person attendee)
  • The conference is not only enjoyable as you are sharing knowledge and skills with likeminded people who have the passion to take nursing and education forward, but it also gives the opportunity to open new doors and pathways to network and bring together excellent and innovative ideas. This ultimately enriches and drives the nursing profession. (2019 In-person attendee)
  • Absolutely super thank you! A huge amount of organising must have gone into this to make this so fantastic for attendees. (2021 digital attendee)
  • Being a student nurse, it has enabled me to gain new insight and meet professionals in areas I have considered exploring after qualification (2021 digital attendee)
  • Heard a lot of best practices happening in either practice and/or universities and I will be able to use some of these to improve our own practice. (2021 digital attendee)

In preparation for the event, we recommend the following:

Check your equipment

  • Use a computer or laptop if possible, preferably not more than 3 years old
  • If using a mobile device, please ensure that you use Safari on iOS (tablet) or Google Chrome on Android (mobile phone.)

Check your browser

  • Use the latest versions of Google Chrome on your computer or laptop
  • Open the event in incognito or private browser window
  • If you are accessing Hopin using the App, please be aware that functionality maybe limited

Check your internet connection

Run a speed test before the event to check your bandwidth internet connection.

If the result is poor, you may need to consider a different location or use an ethernet cable between your computer or laptop and internet hub.

Troubleshooting tips

  • Check that you have followed the advice above for the best experience using Hopin
  • If using a work device with firewall protection, share this network guide with your IT department ahead of the event with the list of sites to whitelist
  • Close all other applications or programmes on your device including Microsoft Teams
  • Refresh your browser
  • Turn off your camera to improve connectivity
  • Make sure that nobody else in your household is using the internet as this could affect your bandwidth internet connection
  • Restart your computer.

Information all presentations can be found in the conference book of abstracts

Our virtual venue

This event is hosted on Hopin, the world leading, all-in-one virtual conference platform that enables attendees to connect, learn and interact live with people anywhere.

Please note this is a private event for registered delegates who have a valid conference booking. Registered delegates will also be able to view recorded content after the event.

We recommend reading the following guidance before the event to ensure that you get the best experience using Hopin.

You can also watch this short video introduction to the platform.

Accessing Hopin

Delegates can expect to receive their Hopin joining instructions by email in the two weeks leading up to the event.

If you have registered for the event using a work email address, there are occasions when firewall settings can block the email reaching you.  If you’re unable to locate your joining instructions, please contact a member of the events team on 0207 647 3577 or email 

Please note, if you do not already have a Hopin account, you will be asked to create one and agree to Hopin’s terms and conditions before accessing the event.

Updating your profile

When you first access the Hopin platform, you’ll be prompted to set up your profile.

You can upload a photo, add your place of work, job title, social media contacts and a brief biography to give you more presence and support networking at the event.

After the event

Please take a few minutes to complete the evaluation at the end of the event. All answers will be treated in the strictest confidence and will help us to shape future events, both online and face to face.

You will also be able to download your self-learning certificate from this webpage following the event.  In order to validate the learning gained we recommend that a reflection is completed and submitted with the certificate as part of any review.

**Please note there will be no presenter rate or daily rate for the 2022 conference as digital conference fees represent a 50% discount on the 2-day in-person rate and delegates will have access to all recordings post event to view on demand**

Conference fee

Price EX VAT


RCN Member

£125 +VAT



£185 +VAT


Discounts available

The following discounts are available on the conference fees (exclusions and conditions apply*)

  • 25% discount for RCN representatives (including forum committee members)
  • 40% discount for RCN pre-reg student nurses, health care assistants and retired members
  • 10% discount on group bookings of 3 delegates or more

Please note

  • Discounts cannot be accumulated nor redeemed when booking online. Please contact RCN Events Registration to book your discounted place.
  • The student nurse 40% discount offer is strictly for RCN student members enrolled in a pre-registration nursing programme

Not an RCN member? Join today to qualify for preferential conference fees. 

To make a booking

Online bookings are the easiest and fastest way to book 24 hours a day, 7 days a week.
Bookings can be made by phone with payment by credit card/Maestro, by calling: 02920546460. Lines are open from 9.30am - 4.30pm Monday to Friday.

Bookings can also be made by post with a downloaded booking form with credit card details or payment/remittance advice posted to: Event registrations, PO Box 2329, Cardiff CF23 8YZ.

A booking form with credit card details or payment/remittance advice can also be faxed to: 02920546489.

To pay by invoice

To pay by invoice you must send all of the below to

A copy of the Purchase Order document from your organisation or company (we cannot process your order without it)
Your Finance department/accounts payable contact email address to receive an electronic copy of the invoice from us
A completed RCN Events Booking Form for each delegate in the booking

Once the invoice has been raised, you will then receive confirmation of your delegate booking on the event requested. Invoices are to be paid within 30 days of the invoice being issued.


To book your place, please contact the Events Registration Team (Mon – Fri 9am – 4.30pm)


Tel:+44 (0)29 2054 6460


For any queries relating to the event please contact:

Sally Faley, Business Events Manager


We are delighted to welcome the following exhibitors to the conference.

Please make time to network and engage to learn about services and product development exhibitors exhibiting at the conference include:

  • Health Education England
  • NMC
  • Clinical Pocket Reference 
  • LV=


If would like to join us and exhibit at this event, please contact the exhibition team 

Places are limited, so contact the exhibitions team on 02076473959 or email to discuss what we can do for you.

If you are new to online exhibiting watch our short video guide to find out how to get the most out of using Hopin.