As the term races forward, we’ve reached the final instalment of our monthly UniSkills Focus On… blog series for 2023. This month we are exploring Nursing Times CPD Zone.

What does Nursing Times CPD Zone offer? 

Nursing Times CPD Zone provides an invaluable resource to support your continuing professional development (CPD) and Nursing and Midwifery Council (NMC) revalidation. This resource is particularly useful for nursing student looking to enrich your knowledge or advance your career.  

Nursing Times CPD Zone has some great features to support your CPD, including: 

  • Around 20 online learning units covering fundamental aspects of nursing care 
  • A personal e-portfolio where you can securely save your CPD and revalidation evidence for easy retrieval and reference 
  • Exclusive daily newsletters to help you stay informed and up to date with the latest nursing news and analysis 
  • An extensive archive of over 6,000 double-blind peer-reviewed clinical articles, which can help you improve your practice and stay informed about healthcare policies and practices 

Benefits of using Nursing Times CPD Zone 

In addition to Nursing Times CPD Zone offering a wealth of resources to enhance your CPD, some other benefits of using Nursing Times CPD Zone include: 

  • If you are revalidating your registration as a nurse, midwife or nursing associate with the Nursing and Midwifery Council (NMC) the personal e-portfolio feature will allow you to organise and update your portfolio of evidence 
  • Participate in the Nursing Times (NT) Journal Club, where you can discuss clinical articles. Each month a new article is chosen by Nursing Times and each article has a discussion handout provided. The idea is that you form your own journal club with colleagues and meet to discuss the article. If you record your reflections on the article and how much time you spent reading and discussing it, you can add this to your portfolio for professional revalidation. 
  • Engage in interactive learning opportunities and assess your knowledge through clinical articles that offer online assessments for bitesize CPD 

How to access Nursing Times CPD Zone 

To access the CPD modules, as an Edge Hill University Nursing student, you can easily create an account using your University email address and setting a password of your choice. Simply visit Nursing Times Edge Hill University Subscription to start your journey. You can also access this link from your Health Subject Resources web page

Further Help and Support 

Remember, if you need any further help or support finding, accessing, or getting the most out of your resources head over the UniSkills web pages. From here you can access lots more information, toolkits and video tutorials, book on a UniSkills Workshop and even book a one-to-one appointment.  

Join us again in January for the first UniSkills Focus On… of 2024, where we’ll be trialling introducing additional academic skills topics to our focus starting with critical thinking.  

Have a peaceful break and see you all in the new year!