arrow_up-blue branches consultations events facebook-icon facebook-icon2 factsheet forum-icon forum hands key link location lock mail measure menu_plus news pdf pdf2 phone policies publications related search share subjectguide twitter-icon word youtube-icon
a nurse with patient

Royal College of Nursing

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

A chance to say thank you

12 May is Nurses' Day

Say thank you for the care you have received and let colleagues know how valued they are.

Say thank you
The Clyde Auditorium, Glasgow

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
RCN Centenary banner

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
Banner promoting student bursary campaign

Speak out on student bursaries

The Government is consulting on student nurse funding in England.

Have your say


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.




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


The latest RCN guidance and briefings for nursing staff.


Upcoming RCN workshops, lectures, ceremonies and conferences.

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.


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.