Special benefits for your first year as a nurse 

By joining the RCN as a newly registered nurse (NRN), you’ll benefit both professionally and personally. We’re here to help with difficulties, as well as your development – with the largest legal team of any UK union, a 365-days-a-year helpline, access to Europe’s largest nursing library, member discount offers and much more. As a newly qualified nurse you'll get a discount on RCN membership for your first year of registration with the NMC, so you get all the benefits of a membership for just £8.20 a month.
RCN Guide

NRN Handbook

RCN members receive a newly registered nurse handbook, which provides guidance on employment, career planning and more.

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RCN Network

Career advice

Whether you're looking to apply for your first nursing role or gain work as a healthcare assistant alongside your studies, our careers resources can help you to improve your employability and be job ready. 

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RCN Magazine

Bulletin magazine

RCN Bulletin is the RCN's main member magazine. It brings together all you need to know about RCN developments in one place and includes clinical, career and wellbeing advice.

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Join the RCN

Are you ready to join the world’s largest nursing union and professional body? We represent your interests and campaign on issues that matter to you. Be part of our community of close to half a million nurses, midwives, health care assistants (HCAs), assistant practitioners (APs), nursing associates (NAs), trainee nursing associates (TNAs) and nursing students.

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