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Royal College of Nursing

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

Congress keynote speakers

RCN Congress 2016: Keynote speakers announced

Book your place at Congress to hear from speakers including the President of the American Nurses Association Rebecca Patton, the Rt. Hon Nicola Sturgeon MSP, dementia campaigner Tommy Whitelaw and the RCN's Chief Executive & General Secretary Janet Davies.

Nursing Counts pay materials 1

Nursing Counts

Order your free campaign pack, including posters and postcards, to speak up on nursing pay.

Take action

Nurses' Day was 12 May

More thank you messages

"No matter what MDS throws at me, I know Geke will be there to reassure me."

Kes' thank you

"I want to get to know everyone in my care; I want them to feel important and able to make decisions about their future."

Emma's thank you

"To be able to do what they do every single day is remarkable." 

Al's thank you


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


Upcoming RCN workshops, lectures, ceremonies and conferences.


Student bursary campaign

Student funding

Complete our survey on changes to student nurse funding in England.

Have your say


As a registered nurse or midwife you must revalidate every three years to continue practising.

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100 years

In 2016, we're celebrating the RCN's history and planning for a successful future. Be a part of it.

Join in