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Directory of RCN specialist/advanced nursing publications

The RCN publishes many specialist and advanced nursing publications covering a wide range of specialties. The list below brings these together in one place, making it easier  to see the broad spectrum available. Many new titles are published each year and the existing titles are regularly reviewed and updated.

Each current RCN specialist or advanced nursing publication is listed below with links to the pdf. 

You can view other RCN publications on the publications area of the RCN website. 

 

Advanced nurse practitioners

Competencies of advanced practitioners - an RCN guide

Audit report  

Inflammatory bowel disease nursing. Results of an audit exploring roles, responsibilities and activities of nurses with specialist/advanced roles

Best practice guidance 

Freedom to practise: dispelling the myths

Cancer

Competencies: an integrated career and competence framework for nurses working in the field of long-term follow-up and late effects of care of children and young people after cancer

A framework for developing practice in paediatric oncology nursing

Career framework 

Ophthalmic nursing - an integrated career and competency framework

Case studies 

Maxi-nurses: nurses working in advanced and extended roles promoting and developing patient-centred health care

Freedom to practise: dispelling the myths

Specialist nurses: changing lives, saving money

Children and young people

Competences: for nursing children and young people

Palliative care for children and young people

RCN Competences:  an integrated career and competency framework for nurses working in the field of children and young people's cancer care

Competences: an integrated career and competency framework for children's nurse endocrine specialists

Competences: an education and training framework for paediatric dermatological nursing 

Competence, education and careers in neonatal nursing: RCN guidance 

The RCN's UK position on health visiting in the early years

Specialist nursing of children and young people with epilepsy

An RCN toolkit for school nurses

Specialist and advanced children's and young people's nursing practice in contemporary health care: guidance for nurses and commissioners

A framework for developing practice in paediatric oncology nursing

Specialist nursing services for children and young people with diabetes

Children and young people with diabetes. RCN guidance for newly appointed nurse specialists

The RCN's UK position on school nursing

Competences  

Competences: for nursing children and young people

Palliative care for children and young people

RCN Competences:  an integrated career and competency framework for nurses working in the field of children and young people's cancer care

Competences: an integrated career and competency framework for children's nurse endocrine specialists

Competences: an education and training framework for paediatric dermatological nursing

Competences of advanced practitioners - an RCN guide

Competencies: an integrated career and competence framework for nurses working in the field of long-term follow-up and late effects of care of children and young people after cancer

Competence, education and careers in neonatal nursing: RCN guidance

Ophthalmic nursing - an integrated career and competency framework

Competences: An education and training framework for aural care nursing and treatment provision

Competences: an education and training framework for ear, nose and throat (ENT) nursing

Specialist nursing of children and young people with epilepsy

Caring for people with liver disease

Dementia 

Scoping the role of the dementia specialist in acute care 

Diabetes

Specialist nursing services for children and young people with diabetes

Children and young people with diabetes. RCN guidance for newly appointed nurse specialists

Education framework 

An education and training framework for aural care nursing and treatment provision

Competences: an education and training framework for ear, nose and throat (ENT) nursing

Incontinence

Improving continence care for patients: the role of the nurse

Inflammatory bowel disease 

Role descriptives for inflammatory bowel disease nurse specialists

Inflammatory bowel disease nursing. Results of an audit exploring roles, responsibilities and activities of nurses with specialist/advanced roles

Liver disease 

Caring for people with liver disease

Ophthalmic nursing

Ophthalmic nursing: an integrated career and competence framework

Outcomes 

Patient outcomes of specialist nursing services

Policy position/lobbying 

RCN factsheet on specialist nursing in the UK 2013

The RCN's UK position on health visiting in the early years

RCN factsheet on nurse prescribing

An RCN toolkit for school nurses

The RCN's UK position on school nursing 

Specialist nurses: changing lives, saving money

Specialist nurses make a difference

Frontline First: nursing on red alert

RCN policy position: evidence-based nurse staffing levels

Maxi-nurses: nurses working in advance and extended roles - promoting and developing patient-centred health care

RCN factsheet on nurse prescribing 

Repatriation and retrieval

Nursing on the move: specialist nursing for patients requiring repatriation and retrieval

Research  

Scoping the role of the dementia specialist in acute care

Clinical nurse specialists: adding value to care. Executive summary

Inflammatory bowel disease nursing. Results of an audit exploring roles, responsibilities and activities of nurses with specialist/advanced roles

Rheumatology nursing 

Clinical nurse specialists: adding value to care. Executive summary

Rheumatology nursing: the results of a survey exploring the performance and activity of rheumatology 

Role descriptive

Improving continence care for patients: the role of the nurse

Specialist and advanced children's and young people's nursing practice in contemporary health care: guidance for nurses and commissioners

Nursing on the move: specialist nursing for patients requiring repatriation and retrieval

Clinical nurse specialists: stoma care

Freedom to practise: dispelling the myths

RCN factsheet on specialist nursing in the UK 2013

Role descriptives for inflammatory bowel disease nurse specialists

School nursing

An RCN toolkit for school nurses

The RCN's UK position on school nursing

Service development 

A framework for developing practice in paediatric oncology nursing

Specialist and advanced children's and young people's nursing practice in contemporary health care: guidance for nurses and commissioners

Patient outcomes of specialist nursing services

Specialist nursing services for children and young people with diabetes 

Children and young people with diabetes. RCN guidance for newly appointed nurse specialists 

Specialist nursing services for children and young people with epilepsy

Nursing on the move: specialist nursing for patients requiring repatriation and retrieval

Specialist nursing 

Specialist nurses: changing lives, saving money

Specialist nurses make a difference

Specialist nursing views

Advanced and specialist nursing roles: results from a survey of RCN members in advanced and specialist nursing roles

Views from advanced and specialist nurses on national, regional and local nursing measures: an RCN survey

Staffing levels 

RCN policy position: evidence based nurse staffing levels

Stoma care

Clinical nurse specialists: stoma care

Surveys

Rheumatology nursing: the results of a survey exploring the performance and activity of rheumatology

Advanced and specialist nursing roles: results from a survey of RCN members in advanced and specialist nursing roles

Views from advanced and specialist nurses on national, regional and local nursing measures: an RCN survey