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RCN Starting Out
Student membership makes sense. For just 84p per month, we’ll see you through your student journey with access to Europe’s largest nursing library, support during your placements and advice from our team of experts.See everything we offer our members
A trade union is an organisation of workers formed to protect and improve their working conditions. But the Royal College of Nursing is more than just a trade union. We're the world’s largest trade union and professional body for nursing.What does that mean for me?
What is RCN Starting Out
RCN Starting Out is the exclusive online resource for student nurses and NRNs. Whether you're about to start your nursing degree, already studying or transitioning to a registered nurse, RCN Starting Out provides the latest knowledge, expertise and support straight to your phone or the web.
Nominations are open
If you want to help create change for nursing students, put yourself forward today and become a leading voice for your fellow students and the future of the nursing profession.
Attend and connect with your peers at RCN Events online and offlineFind out more
Access everything you need for your studies online and in each of our librariesTake me there
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There's so much more to being a member of the RCN than just being part of a union. And there's no better time to join than when you're starting out.