Become a student member

You can apply for student membership if you are undertaking a recognised university degree course. This includes pre-registration student midwives and nurse cadets. For just 84p per month (or £10 for the whole year), we’ll see you through your student journey with access Europe’s largest nursing library and e-library, support during your placements and advice from our team of experts.

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Find out what being a student member of the RCN means and what we offer you as a member

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Student magazine

RCN Students is written by students, for students. Find inspiring student stories and see the latest guidance from the RCN to help with your placements and studies.

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Become a nurse

The RCN is a trade union and professional body, so we aren’t directly involved in the training of new nurses. If you haven't yet started training to become a nurse, you’ll find all the information you need on nursing as a career, and a course finder, on the NHS Careers website.

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Start your journey, digitally

Watch our series of past webinars for first year nursing students to find out more about the services and resources we provide to support your studies and future career. Future webinars will be announced soon, please keep checking back for updates.

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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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