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Royal College of Nursing

Representing nurses and nursing, promoting excellence in practice, shaping health policies

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RCN Congress: Booking open!

We're now taking bookings for the UK's largest nursing conference and exhibition: RCN Congress (18-22 June). Don't miss out on a fantastic opportunity to network, learn and develop and share best practice.

Book today
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Celebrate 100 years

In 2016, we're recognising the RCN's history and planning for a successful future. And you can be part of it.

Join in
Nursing Counts - We demand a fair deal

Nursing Counts

Speak up on nursing pay and show the Government that it's time to end years of pay restraint. 

Take action
A chance to say thank you

Nurses' Day

12 May is a chance to say thank you to nursing staff around the world.

Celebrate with us
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Speak out on student bursaries

The Government is consulting on student nurse funding in England.

Have your say
Revalidation

Revalidation 

As a registered nurse or midwife you'll need to go through a new NMC process known as revalidation every three years to continue practising.

Revalidation

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News

Developments in nursing, health care and the work of the RCN.

Publications

The latest RCN guidance and briefings for nursing staff.

Events

Upcoming RCN workshops, lectures, ceremonies and conferences.
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Join the UK's largest union and professional body for nursing

Whether you're a nurse, midwife, HCA, AP or student, you can get a huge range of benefits when you join the RCN.

Join the RCN

RCN briefings

The RCN aims to strengthen nursing influence and voice - view our policies.

Consultations

The RCN runs its own consultations and responds to others - tell us what you think.

Get help

RCN members can visit online advice for help on a range of issues or to find how to contact us.