We'd love for you to get involved
As an RCN student member, you can get more involved by joining a forum becoming a student ambassador, attending Congress or standing for election to represent your peers.
At the Royal College of Nursing we know what a fulfilling and amazing career nursing can be. However, nursing through a global pandemic has highlighted the challenges nurses face. With increasing staffing shortages, the nursing workforce – and health care – is at breaking point.
The RCN is member-led, which means the work the RCN does is shaped by you. You can influence the work the RCN does by attending your local branch meeting.
As a student, your voice is powerful: join your local RCN Fair Pay and Safe Staffing campaigns, support your local branch, join your inclusion network, or get active as a Student Ambassador.
RCN reps make a real difference to the working lives of members and to nursing in general. Plus, they work with people at all levels, so they learn how to influence decisions. All representatives are fully supported by RCN staff and there are plenty of learning and development opportunities.Find out more
You can get more involved in the RCN by putting yourself forward as a candidate for RCN Council or a committee, board or forum.
Forums are a huge area of influence and provide valuable opportunities for networking and getting involved in consultation responses, events and publications. As a member, it's important to make your voice heard by voting in RCN elections.
Join us on Facebook
RCN Facebook groups are a great way to connect with other membersTake me there
Newly Registered Nurse network
Created by NNRs for NRNs, we aim to add the unique perspective of the newly qualified to the voice of nursing while providing peer-to-peer support and guidance at the beginning of the nursing journey.Take me there