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Professional development opportunities in changing times

28 February 2007

Nursing Standard

Art & Science

At a time when jobs are in jeopardy and budgets for educational courses and study days have been cut, it is tempting for nurses to neglect their professional...

Staff support in continuing professional development

01 April 2011

Nursing Management


This article reports on a training needs analysis (TNA) project, undertaken with three different hospital trusts in England, that uses a work-based and...

How to succeed as a lifelong learner

01 December 2005

Primary Health Care


This article examines the concepts and practical applications of lifelong learning and continuing professional development. It explores the ways in which nurses...

A follow-up study of oncology nurses after communications skills training

10 February 2009

Cancer Nursing Practice


Clear communication is important in consultations between patients and health professionals, and it benefits parties in multiple ways. Although the effectiveness of...

Medicines management programme for non-medical prescribers

28 December 2012

Nursing Management


The National Prescribing Centre has developed a single competency frameworkfor all prescribers, including medical and dental prescribers. The framework demonstrates...

Developing and accrediting a CPD framework

03 November 2004

Nursing Standard

Art & Science

This article describes the process to formally accredit existing in-house education courses in a continuing professional development (CPD) framework. The partnership...

Nurse researcher identity and reflexivity in interpretive phenomenological analysis: a personal narrative

13 April 2023

Nurse Researcher

Role transition

Background Nurses have a significant part to play in research. However, novice nurse researchers face difficulties in transitioning into research roles. These...

Are you ready for revalidation?

08 February 2016

Emergency Nurse


The new system of Nursing and Midwifery Council revalidation comes into effect in April 2016, from which time all nurses and midwives will be required to demonstrate...

Neonatal nurses’ perceptions of a work-based learning approach

02 September 2011

Nursing Children and Young People

A&S Science

Aim To examine how senior neonatal nurses perceive their experience of a continuing professional development module on their practice. Method A qualitative approach...

A framework to support the revalidation process

02 March 2015

Nursing Management

Art & Science

In January 2016, all registered nurses and midwives will be required to revalidate their practice every three years. This will have implications for individual...