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Nursing Times Learning was developed to help you to revalidate with the Nursing and Midwifery Council, and to support you in your CPD. The system offers online learning units on fundamental aspects of nursing care, written and peer-reviewed by experts, and many supported and endorsed by specialist organisations.
Nursing Times Learning also features a Learning Passport, which provides an online space to record evidence of your other revalidation activities (reflective accounts, practice-related feedback and practice hours), providing evidence to your manager for appraisals, revalidation confirmation and career advancement purposes.
On successfully completing a learning unit, you gain a personalised certificate showing your score and the learning outcomes you’ve achieved. This information is also added to your Learning Passport as evidence of your revalidation activities.
If you subscribe to Nursing Times or Student Nursing Times you have free access to Nursing Times Learning. You also have free access if your organisation has purchased a subscription to Nursing Times for its nurses and midwives. Subscription offers a range of benefits, including access to Nursing Times Learning, the Learning Passport and our clinical archive. For more information, see our subscription page.
Non-subscribers who are registered users of nursingtimes.net can access a limited number of units free of charge. Current free units are listed on the Nursing Times Learning home page.
Nursing Times Learning is not compatible with Internet Explorer 7 or any older versions, so you will need to update your browser or use a different one. The system works on all other browsers, including lnternet Explorer from version 8, Firefox and Chrome. All can be downloaded free of charge.
Nursing Times Learning works on all devices, adapting to fit whatever screen size is being used. That means you can use it anywhere with internet access, on your smartphone, desktop, laptop or tablet device at your own pace and convenience.
If you cannot remember your password, go to nursingtimes.net, click “sign in”, then click on the “forgotten password?” link.
Fill in the email address you used to register and we will send your password to that address. If you don't appear to receive the email, check your “junk” or “spam” folders.
If you are still experiencing problems logging in, email our customer services team at: email@example.com or telephone: +44 (0)20 3033 2626 (Monday to Friday 9:00-17:00).
This depends on your employer, so speak to your line manager. Your organisation may be prepared to pay for learning on your behalf and either allow you to use the organisation/company credit/debit card, or allow you to claim the cost back.
We also offer free access to all nurses working for organisations with a subscription to Nursing Times Learning. To find out more about organisational subscriptions, email firstname.lastname@example.org or call +44 (0)20 3033 2868.
If you move to another organisation with multi-user access, email our customer services team at: email@example.com or telephone: +44 (0)20 3033 2626 (Monday to Friday 9:00-17:00) to ensure your Learning Passport is transferred to your new employer’s subscription.
If you move to another organisation without a subscription to Nursing Times Learning, you can take out a personal subscription to retain access to nursingtimes.net, Nursing Times Learning units and your Learning Passport. To ensure your personal subscription is linked to your Learning Passport, email our customer services team at: firstname.lastname@example.org or telephone: +44 (0)20 3033 2626 (Monday to Friday 9:00-17:00).
We provide a Manager Dashboard as part of an organisational subscription for more than 10 nurses.
Organisational subscriptions to Nursing Times for more than 10 nurses provide a Manager Dashboard using a “traffic light” system to show how well they are doing. This enables team managers to quickly and easily keep track of their nurses’ progress; it will display details of the Nursing Times Learning units completed by each nurse. Senior managers can track the evidence of nurses across their organisation or drill down to check individuals requiring additional support or monitoring. Hierarchies can be configured to suit the needs of your organisation.
If you are interested in giving your nurses and midwives access to Nursing Times Learning, email email@example.com or call +44 (0)20 3033 2868.
Clear learning objectives: what you can expect to learn from a unit.
Evidence review: current evidence on the unit topic, with links to key documents and guidance.
Multiple-choice assessments: test your knowledge before and after you work through the unit, to see how much you’ve learnt.
Case scenarios: linked to everyday situations and clinical practice, to test your knowledge and help you to apply it to your practice.
References and resources: live links to key documents and further reading so you can explore each topic in more detail.
Personalised certificates: if you pass your final assessment you get a personalised certificate detailing your CPD hours, assessment score and the learning objectives you have achieved, to store in your Learning Passport.
Everyone learns at a different pace, but on average it takes 2 hours to complete a learning unit if you also look at relevant sections of key documents; you will therefore be credited with 2 hours’ individual CPD for each unit you successfully complete.
If you want to add participatory CPD hours you could set up a study group to discuss what you have learnt with colleagues, and add evidence to ‘Other CPD’ in your Learning Passport. You can also write a reflective account on what you have learnt through studying the unit and how it will help you to improve your practice, and store this in you Learning Passport.
On the unit’s home page you can see which parts you have completed by checking the progress bar in each block. If the bar is not completely white you have not completed that section. Go into that section and click on the progress bar in the top right hand corner to see which questions or elements you have not completed.
You can return to a completed unit at any time until it is updated, for example to use as a reference resource or find a key document. However you cannot retake a unit to improve your score until 48 hours after the previous attempt.
Yes, you can retake a unit if you don’t gain a pass mark or wish to improve your score. However, you cannot retake a unit until at least 48 hours after you have finished your previous attempt. If you retake a unit this will reset your score on your Learning Passport and certificate.
Factsheets and other resources that accompany a unit can be accessed by clicking the links as you work through the unit. To quickly retrieve them without working through the unit click the menu icon in the top left corner of your screen. A list of resources will appear on the right. Click the one you want to open it.
Unfortunately, this can happen if you complete a unit on a shared device and another person did not sign out of nursingtimes.net before you used the system. If you use a shared device, check that you are logged in on nursingtimes.net before going to your Learning Passport, where your name will be displayed.
Your Passport can take up to 2 hours to update, but if your unit has not appeared after this time, check that you completed the Final assessment after completing the learning unit, and that you gained a pass mark (80% or above for all units except Drug calculations in practice, which is 100%). Units do not appear in your Learning Passport until you have passed your final assessment.
To provide evidence of the activities you’ve undertaken, click “download my learning passport as a PDF” button on your Learning Passport. This will produce a report showing the evidence you have stored in your passport.
Your Learning Passport displays activities in the three years prior to the revalidation date in your profile. To see a previous revalidation period, go to ‘My details’ in your passport, and click ‘Edit profile’.
You can then temporarily change your revalidation date to display a previous period.
Yes you can. Please email firstname.lastname@example.org or call +44 (0)20 3033 2626 (Monday to Friday 9:00-17:00) with your email address and billing details. They will be able to transfer your existing details to your organisation account and cancel your direct debit.
If you do not renew your subscription or your employer does not renew its organisational subscription you will be unable to access your Learning Passport. You should download your evidence before your subscription lapses; if you forget to do this, email our customer services team at: email@example.com or telephone: +44 (0)20 3033 2626 (Monday to Friday 9:00-17:00).
If you take out a new subscription please use the same email address you used for your lapsed subscription. This will reopen your learning passport and give you access to all your previously stored evidence. If you use a different email address you will be given a new Learning Passport and won’t be able to access your old one.
Your Learning Passport was upgraded in March 2016 to ensure it meets the NMC’s final requirements on revalidation. This involved changing the format of the reflective account template to match that supplied by the NMC.
Any reflective accounts you stored before the upgrade has been transferred into your new passport; however, because the NMC requirements changed in its final guidance the structure of the reflective account has also changed and your information will not be in the correct format. You will need to edit reflective accounts stored before the upgrade to meet NMC requirements. You should do this before your reflective discussion.
If your information has not transferred into your upgraded Learning Passport please email our customer services team at: firstname.lastname@example.org or telephone: +44 (0)20 3033 2626 (Monday to Friday 9:00-17:00).
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