In the 109 years since Nursing Times launched, nursing has changed radically and we’ve been there changing with it.
This change has never been faster than in the past few years, and while the profession has moved with the times so have we. The number of people opting to access NT using smartphones and tablets has rocketed. In fact, nearly half of all the people who visit nursingtimes.net do so using a phone or tablet.
So six months ago we started work on making nursingtimes.net suit the modern nursing profession.
Based on a mix of feedback from our subscribers, analysis of how you use Nursing Times and third-party expertise, the new-look nursingtimes.net has been redesigned and relaunched with you in mind.
What are the benefits?
You’ve probably already noticed that the website has a cleaner, more minimalist look, which will make it easier to see what’s new and what’s relevant to you. We know that you are busy nurses, and need to find everything quickly and efficiently, so we’ve redesigned all the elements of this website to help you do just that.
You may not have spotted our new headings. Nursing is a varied profession and we wanted to make sure every nurse can find something of interest within seconds of arriving on the website so we’ve created a new ‘Roles’ section where you can find the latest news, clinical articles, opinion pieces and book reviews that are about your area of nursing and your patient group.
This new section, and our redesigned ‘Clinical Subjects’ section, have opened up our archive of over 5,000 peer-reviewed articles plus opinion and analysis, book reviews and content written specifically for student nurses.
Not only is it easier to find the articles you want, it’s now easier to read them. The website adapts to different screen sizes so whether you’re reading this on your phone, your tablet, laptop or desktop computer you will be able to do so without fiddly scrolling and zooming.
And in case you missed it, Nursing Times Learning has also been relaunched in the past few weeks to help you prepare you for revalidation. You can use the learning units (as well as our clinical archive) for completing the 35 hours of CPD the Nursing and Midwifery Council requires of you. And to make it even easier, we have created a Learning Passport for you to save all your revalidation activities – reflection, feedback, professional conversation and confirmation as well as CPD - in one place.
Of course, we’re always breaking news and carrying out exclusive investigations and surveys to report on, analyse, support and campaign for nurses on issues that matter to nursing. Every day you’ll find a wealth of nursing news on our home page and news section – so if you want to know what’s happening in nursing and healthcare – and get the detail on what that means to you, check there first.
We hope you enjoy the new benefits of nursingtimes.net and we’d love to hear your feedback – good or bad. Please feel free to contact any member of the Nursing Times team.
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Jenni Middleton, editor
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