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.

RCN branches

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.  

Your branch helps organise activities in your area and provides opportunities for you and fellow members to participate in. You can shape RCN activity around tackling the issues that affect you, your fellow members and colleagues in your workplace.

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.

Click here to find out about your local branch.

Become an RCN rep

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.

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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 members

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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.

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