Welcome to the Learning Zone

Here you will find online continuing professional development (CPD) resources relating to nursing care, career development and workplace issues. The resources are relevant to health care assistants, assistant practitioners, student and registered nurses across the range of care settings. Each topic is designed in bite sized sections to provide flexibility for working through them at a time and pace that suits each person.

We are aware that the current Learning Zone e-portfolio functionality is limited and we recommend that you do not use it to create a new portfolio. 

When you renew your registration every three years, you need to revalidate with the Nursing and Midwifery Council (NMC) so you can continue practising as a registered nurse or midwife. Visit our Revalidation pages to find out about the requirements of revalidation; what you can do to prepare and how the RCN can support you. 

Any content currently stored in the e-portfolio will remain available until further notice.

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Special announcement

  • VTE available free!
    The RCN’s online learning resource “NICE care: venous thromboembolism prophylaxis”, is now free to use for all nurses and health care assistants throughout the UK as part of the RCN’s commitment to the National strategy to prevent hospital acquired VTE and potentially save 25,000 lives each year. When you use this learning resource, please tell your colleagues about it.
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