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publications 619 publications
  • 19 Jun 2017

    National Curriculum and Competency Framework for Emergency Nursing (Level 1)

    This framework (Part 1 005 883 and Part 2 005 923) developed by leading emergency nursing experts, is founded on nursing philosophy and details the depth and breadth of knowledge and skills required of emergency nurses. It provides a clear career structure for those wishing to advance in the specialism.

  • 19 Jun 2017

    National Curriculum and Competency Framework Emergency Nursing (Level 2)

    This framework (Part 1 005 883 and Part 2 005 923) developed by leading emergency nursing experts, is founded on nursing philosophy and details the depth and breadth of knowledge and skills required of emergency nurses. It provides a clear career structure for those wishing to advance in the specialism.

  • 15 Jun 2017

    Three Steps to Positive Practice

    This document was developed by a multi-disciplinary group based in Northern Ireland, involving the RCN, the Royal College of Psychiatrists, the Northern Ireland Association of Social Workers and the College of Occupational Therapists. It is designed to assist health and social care professionals who are involved in practices where people in their care may be restricted in some way.

  • 15 Jun 2017

    Principles of Consent

    This document aims to provide information to registered nurses and other nursing staff to guide their practice around consent.

  • 14 Jun 2017

    Retired members: Stay connected

    Retired members can still benefit from RCN membership, including membership of the National Pensioners Convention Network.

  • 12 Jun 2017

    Delegating recordkeeping and countersigning records

    Each member of the nursing team must take personal accountability for good record keeping. This updated RCN guidance draws on NMC documents to clarify the issues of delegating record keeping and countersigning records for nursing staff and employing organisations.

  • 23 May 2017

    Guidance for Mentors of Nursing and Midwifery Students

    The importance of the role of mentors and the quality of the mentorship offered in the practice environment, wherever that may be, cannot be over-emphasised. This guidance outlines the responsibilities of a mentor alongside those of students, higher education institutions (HEIs) and practice-based learning providers.

  • 18 May 2017

    Working internationally

    This publication has been jointly written by the RCN, the Royal College of Midwives, Médecins Sans Frontières and VSO. It provides advice for nurses and midwives who want to work internationally, both in sustainable development and humanitarian programmes.

  • 16 May 2017

    The Best Start: The Future of Children's Health

    School nurses and health visitors are at the forefront of providing care to children and young people. But this report shows that there has been a significant decline in school nurses and an emerging trend of reductions in the health visiting workforce. It outlines the context to the changes being made to these essential services, and to a workforce vital to the delivery of healthy life chances for all children and families.

  • 16 May 2017

    Safe Staffing Postcard

    Postcard for safe staffing survey. What were staffing levels like the last time you were at work?

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