Research and Innovation

Research and innovation

Information and resources on using and developing research to transform patient care

The RCN is committed to nurses, midwives, health care assistants (HCAs) and assistant practitioners (APs) using knowledge and innovation to transform patient care. This section includes information and resources for those looking to use or develop research to enhance their practice.

The nursing professoriate in the UK

Information on professor post-holders at higher education institutions in the UK.

Get funding

Find sources of funding so you can start your research project.

Clinical research nurses

Information and resources for clinical research nurses.

Innovation in nursing

Showcasing health innovations

Building capability in economic assessment

Case studies demonstrating the value of nursing

Knowledge and Innovation Action Plan

Find out how the RCN will use, build, assure & share knowledge from 2014-18

Research training and careers

Information to help you develop your research career

Postgraduate research training

Information on postgraduate research training opportunities.

Strategic Research Alliance

Find out more about the RCN five-year research alliance with the University of Sheffield

Research Society

Find out more about the RCN Research Society and how to join

Attend an event

Advance your career by attending a research event.

Get published

Find tips on getting your research paper accepted for publication.

Research and innovation bulletin

Keep up to date with all the latest developments in nursing research by signing up to the RCN’s fortnightly research and innovation bulletin.

Research and innovation bulletin