About us

RCNi Learning is an interactive, online and mobile resource designed to help nurses meet continuing professional development requirements and to help students bridge the gap between theory and practice.

RCNi Learning features approximately 215 interactive learning modules on a wide variety of specialties. Content is evidence-based and peer-reviewed by academics, nurse leaders and senior practitioners to ensure it promotes best practice. All modules have been accredited by the RCN.

RCNi Learning has been created with you in mind. It's simple to use, encourages critical thinking, incorporates multimedia to deepen your understanding, and works perfectly on your smartphone or tablet. The app can be used with or without WiFi, so you can learn any time, any place.  

UK subscribers can save their completed modules into their RCNi Portfolio as evidence for revalidation.

Subscribe here to access the full catalogue of modules.

Alternatively, you can register here for our three free modules.

Our organisation

RCNi is a wholly owned, yet independently run, subsidiary of the Royal College of Nursing.  We are committed to providing a range of essential nursing resources that inform and inspire, helping nurses meet their CPD requirements and stay up-to-date with the latest developments in best practice and exceptional patient care.  With more than 30 years at the forefront of nursing education, we are a trusted provider of authoritative nursing information.  

RCNi is the brand name of RCN Publishing Company Ltd. Registered office: Royal College of Nursing, 20 Cavendish Square, London, W1G ORN, UK.

Other products and services from RCNi

RCNi Journals

We publish 11 leading nursing journals that are available in both print and digital editions.  Each journal contains news, analysis, opinion, the latest best practice, and double-blind peer-reviewed research and clinical articles written by experts in their fields.

Our flagship journal is Nursing Standard, which covers a range of nursing issues and specialties, and has a long history of campaigning to support nurses.  Subscribers to this journal gain access to the Nursing Standard app which contains the digital edition of the journal for offline reading, and live news notifications to keep subscribers up-to-date.

Our other journals are all dedicated to a particular nursing specialty:

Cancer Nursing Practice is the leading journal dealing with all aspects of cancer and palliative care in children and adults.

Emergency Nurse provides timely information about treatments, techniques, research and evidence based practice to professionals working in urgent care settings everywhere.

Evidence-Based Nursing collates and reviews the latest and most important research papers on evidence based practice from around the world.

Learning Disability Practice is a unique journal aimed at professionals working with people with intellectual disabilities in all settings, and promoting best practice in care.

Mental Health Practice covers all aspects of mental health nursing and patient care.

Nursing Children and Young People provides information and best practice for nurses and students working with babies, children and teenagers.

Nursing Management focuses on management trends and best practice in nursing leadership.

Nursing Older People contains essential information for nursing professionals working with older people.

Nurse Researcher is the only international journal publishing invaluable practical information on different methodologies of research in nursing.

Primary Health Care contains authoritative content for nurses working in community and primary care settings.


An RCNi Journal subscription comes with unlimited access to the journal website on rcni.com, and the ability to access ten free articles a month from any of our other journals. 

RCNi have moved to a model of continual publishing, which means our websites are constantly updated with the latest articles as soon as they are available, so subscribers can stay abreast of the latest developments in their field without having to wait for the article to be published in print first. 

rcni.com also has the following features:

Interactive CPD exercises -  we have over 2000 interactive multiple choice CPD exercises, each based on an individual article.  Covering a wide range of topics and specialties, the CPD multiple choice quiz can be completed as evidence of personal learning and saved to your online portfolio. 

RCNi Hub - our online community forum is a safe platform for nursing professionals everywhere to exchange ideas, opinions, inspiration and advice.

Students - our dedicated student section contains invaluable support and advice specifically for students about their placements, studies and being a newly qualified nurse.

RCNi Portfolio

RCNi Portfolio is available on its own or as part of an RCNi Journal or RCNi Learning (UK only) subscription. 

Our portfolio has been built around the Nursing and Midwifery Council’s requirements for revalidation.  Nurses can easily organise evidence and documents, calculate hours spent on continuing professional development and record reflective accounts, with a colour-coded system that shows how close users are to having all the information required to revalidate.  The RCNi Portfolio also comes with 50 interactive training exercises to help nurses build their personal CPD hours straight away.

Nursing Standard podcast

The Nursing Standard podcast is the UK's first news podcast specifically designed for nurses.  Episodes feature a review of the latest events shaping the profession, interviews with top names in nursing, and discussions on best practice with our specialist journal editors and care experts.  Access to the Nursing Standard podcast is available via iTunes (for Apple and desktop users) or on Stitcher (for Android, desktop and Apple users).

RCNi careers and events


We host the RCN Bulletin Jobs website which connects nurses and healthcare professionals to the latest nursing vacancies in the UK and abroad. Hundreds of new jobs are added each month and vacancies can be browsed by field of practice, grade or area.  Registration is quick, CVs can be stored and tailored to suit specific jobs, and job alerts keep users in the know about the latest vacancies in their field.  

Nursing Careers and Jobs Fair

The Nursing Careers and Jobs Fair is the largest recruitment event for nurses in the UK. Held in several different cities across the year, it is packed with recruiters and information for nurses wishing to advance their career.  Nurses can network, attend free career-focused and CPD-accredited seminars, and talk to potential employers face-to-face.  Nursing Careers and Jobs Fair events are free to attend by registering on the website.

Nurse Awards

The annual RCNi Nurse Awards celebrates and rewards incredible commitment, innovation and excellence in nursing practice.  With 14 categories covering a range of specialties, entries can be from a team or an individual, who undergo a rigorous judging process spearheaded by leaders in the nursing profession.  The finalists and winners are celebrated in a glittering awards ceremony in London, attended by a range of influential nursing figures.  Many of the RCNi Nurse Award finalists go on to improve nursing practice in a wider capacity, and influence politicians and senior healthcare figures.  Information about entering the Awards and about previous winners’ work can be found on the RCNi Nurse Awards website.

RCNi Study Days

RCNi has introduced a brand-new series of Study Days.  As well as the established Revalidation events, the Chronic Disease Management events will visit six locations across the UK.  All RCNi Study Days are CPD-accredited and offer nurses the chance to enhance their self-development with up to seven hours of participatory learning on offer at each event.

Agendas are designed around key learning objectives and delivered by local leading experts to ensure nurses gain practical take-aways and easy-to-implement skills, making them the perfect tool to aid all nursing professionals with their revalidation requirements and ongoing professional development.  View the Study Day calendar of events.

Specialist conferences

Each year our specialist journal editors host a series of conferences exploring the key issues facing their readers. Expert speakers in relevant fields give talks and hold workshops, and each conference discusses ways to move the profession forward by sharing best practice and innovation.  View the calendar of conferences on the RCNi events section.

RCNi Books

The Principles of Nursing Practice
Developed by the Royal College of Nursing in collaboration with patient and service organisations. This essential guide comprises a nine-part series describing the Principles of Nursing Practice.

Safeguarding adults at risk
Recognising abuse of older people is not easy. The Safeguarding adults at risk book focuses specifically on nurses' care, roles and responsibilities when dealing with older people who might be at risk.

A Time to Speak: Diary of an NHS Whistle blower
An account of what happened as Graham Pink tried to uphold the nurses' Code of Conduct and make a stand on behalf of his vulnerable patients.

Nurses' Voices from the Northern Ireland Troubles
Over the course of 30 years, more than 3,600 people were killed and tens of thousands injured during The Troubles in Northern Ireland. For the healthcare professionals who cared for the victims, the worst of times brought out the best in people.