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Learning resources

These online resources are free to access and provide an introduction to a growing range of nursing essentials.

They can help you with your continuing professional development (CPD) and revalidation.

Members of the public may also find these resources valuable.

Bladder and Bowel learning resource

Bladder and Bowel learning resource

This resource will give you a greater understanding of your role in assessing and supporting people with incontinence or bowel and bladder problems. It is for registered nurses, nursing students, healthcare assistants and assistant practitioners working in any health care setting or specialism.
Learning resources EoLC fundamentals

Fundamentals of end of life care

This resource will offer you support in your delivery of appropriate end of life care alongside your existing training. The learning is for registered nurses, student nurses, health care assistants or assistant practitioners. It applies to any setting or specialism.
First Steps

First steps

First Steps covers the key factors that will get you started in your health care career as a Health Care Assistant. It will support you to learn in your own time or as part of your workplace induction programme.
Learning resources supporting behaviour change

Supporting behaviour change

Every interaction with a patient or client is an opportunity to promote health and prevent illness. This module will give you an overview of motivational interviewing and will provide you with a 'change toolkit' to use when discussing change with your clients.

Diabetes Essentials

Diabetes Essentials

This resource has been developed by the RCN Diabetes Forum to assist you in developing your knowledge of diabetes mellitus in adults, in order to promote safe, competent and  compassionate care for people living with diabetes. Diabetes Essentials will also signpost you to other resources to support your CPD.
Safety in numbers

Safety in numbers

Maths is a skill that anyone can improve through practice. This resource focuses on giving you the chance to practice the type of maths and number problems you will encounter in delivering everyday nursing care.

Learning resources mnd

Motor Neurone Disease

This resource provides learning support for those caring for people living with motor neurone disease. The RCN developed it in conjunction with the Motor Neurone Disease Association.