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Professional Development

The RCN is committed to lifelong learning and the development of our members.

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Learning Zone

Our online continuing professional development (CPD) resources cover nursing care, career development and workplace issues.

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HCAs and APs

Health care assistants (HCAs) and assistant practitioners (APs) are hugely valued members of the RCN and the nursing team.


Here you’ll find all the support you need throughout your studies and beyond, so you can focus on becoming the best nursing professional you can be.


Accreditation is the RCN seal of approval for health care training. Browse accredited events, resources and courses, or find out how to get accredited here.




As a registered nurse or midwife you must revalidate every three years to continue practising.

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