The RCN Education, Learning and Development offer will enable the development of a competent and capable workforce influencing, leading and delivering person- centred, safe and effective health and social care.
The RCN ELD strategy supports the growth, recruitment and retention of the entire workforce.
Strategic aim 1
We will provide professional leadership, education, personal development, clinical and research opportunities that enable the nursing workforce throughout their career across health and social care, to have a positive impact on patient care, safety, experience and evidence-based outcomes.
Strategic aim 2
We will develop an RCN education centre of excellence, utilising innovative delivery platforms through face to face, blended, online, virtual, digital, work and practice-based learning methods, to enable ease and equity of access to resources.
Strategic aim 3
We will assure the quality, effectiveness, and benefits realisation of ELD resources and events which provide Continuing Professional Development (CPD) and Lifelong Learning (LLL) opportunities for the whole nursing workforce.
Strategic aim 4
We will collaborate with academics and researchers, universities and colleges, executive nurses and clinical leaders, trade unions, members of the public and stakeholders from all the health and social care sectors to advance the professional development and support of the nursing workforce through ELD.
Achieving these objectives will enable the RCN/RCNi to deliver a transformational, innovative and responsive professional offer of learning and development in our role of a Professional Body and Trade Union, raising the voice of nursing and establishing further the art and science of nursing as an innovative, responsive and evidence-based profession.