June 2018 issue
|Frequency||Monthly in print and weekly online|
Nursing Times is a monthly magazine for nurses in the United Kingdom. The magazine and its website (www.nursingtimes.net) publish original nursing research and a variety of clinical articles for nurses at all stages in their career.
History and profile
Founded in 1905, Nursing Times is published on a monthly basis. It was one of 13 titles acquired from Ascential (formerly Emap) by Metropolis International in a £23.5m cash deal, announced on 1 June 2017.
Nursing Times is the largest nursing website outside of the US. The title provides both nursing news and clinical subject articles; it hosts an opinion section where nurses can debate current issues; features on nursing issues and clinical supplements.
The magazine's website www.nursingtimes.net hosts a range of material, including breaking news covering developments in clinical practice as well as professional issues; a sharing practice section highlighting best practice and innovation across the sector; career development information including careers clinics and in 2015, Nursing Times re-launched Nursing Times Learning.
Nursing Times Learning began as a source of high-quality, double-blind peer reviewed online learning for nurses, and now includes the Learning Passport, an e-portfolio that allows nurses and midwives to store their CPD achievements and other revalidation evidence. Nursing Times currently has 21 learning units on a range of subjects, with more currently being developed. Each unit takes around two hours to complete. When users successfully complete a unit a personalised certificate is stored in their Learning Passport.
The system also provides a manager dashboard which allows managers to track how staff are progressing in their preparation for revalidation. It can also show how many in the team have completed a specific learning unit.
Nursing Times also produces a range of conferences, in addition to the prestigious Nursing Times Awards and Student Nursing Times Awards, which is the only awards to solely recognise nurse education.