The RCN has created a three-year strategy to help nurses continue their professional development, the organisation has announced.
The strategy aims to provide professional leadership, education, personal development, clinical and research opportunities that will boost training and development for all members of the nursing workforce. Plans include creation of a new education portal to enable easy access to existing as well as new training materials, templates, and resources. RCN members will be able to access education and workforce guidance, standard setting, bitesize and larger modules of learning.
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‘This strategy sets out how we intend to provide education, learning and development for members at every stage of their working lives and beyond, enabling progressive career support and learning to ensure each day is seen as a learning day for every member,’ said Nichola Ashby, RCN Head of Professional Learning and Development.
The courses on offer will carry Continuing Professional Development (CPD) points and count towards mandatory annual training requirements. The larger modules will offer academic credits. There will be information on events, careers fairs attendance and advice, along with a portfolio and decision-making tools, creating an RCN education centre of excellence, using innovative delivery methods through face-to-face, blended, online, virtual, digital, and practice-based learning.
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‘This collaboration puts our organisations at the front of nursing education for many years to come,’ said Rachel Armitage, Managing Director of RCNi.
‘Today’s nursing staff and those who follow in the next decade will learn in radically different ways to their predecessors. The education we provide will have something for every nursing professional to advance their career and get on in nursing as the profession increasingly pushes new boundaries.’