Student membership makes sense

The Royal College of Nursing is more than just a trade union. We're the world’s largest trade union for nursing. We represent your interests and campaign on issues that matter to you - while you study, in the workplace and nationally. 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. Take a look at all the benefits of student membership and start your journey with us today.

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Our library services include access to over 20,000 eBooks and 2,000 full-text eJournals, as well as databases and online learning resources for assignments and dissertations? In addition to one-to-one careers telephone coaching and online materials, the RCN has over 35 professional forums so you can network with fellow members and explore the variety of nursing roles available. We also offer support with your practice placement, because we understand that going from a lecture theatre to a ward can be daunting.

Because we know there's more to life than just work, your student membership gives you access to a host of wellbeing resources that aren't just focused around your work and studies, including a counselling service should you need it, and a peer support network. We know money can be tight when you’re studying, so we offer financial advice, an online Student Money Guide, and our money-saving RCNXtra scheme.


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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“Being a member of the RCN has given me the opportunity to develop myself as a Student Nurse and has helped me to prepare for my future career in the highly-skilled profession of nursing”

RCN testimonial Dann Gooding RCN Student member