The RCN Library and Archive Service is home to Europe’s largest nursing-specific collection of resources. Search our large range of books, journals and publications or discover the services, exhibitions and events on offer at your local library. 
Library at RCN HQ

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Becoming a member of the RCN couldn't be easier. Join online, below, or call our membership team on 0330 818 2282.


Nursing Essentials crib cards

Get access to our new online reference guide with the latest information and support for your training and practice.

RCN Wellbeing

Wellbeing resources

We want to help you be the best you can be, so we'll help you take care of your physical and mental wellbeing.

RCN Xtra

RCN Xtra

We want to help you, your family and friends save money wherever possible, by providing great deals on everyday purchases through RCNXtra.


A single point of contact for for all your queries. Choose between phone, email or web chat.

RCN 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.

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. 

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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