South West student members

Why not get more involved with the RCN this year and help discuss important issues related to nursing and health care in your region? Being more involved will also give you the opportunity to be heard and make a real difference to future policies and procedures within your chosen industry.    

How you can get involved

Attend Congress in Liverpool: Sunday 15 - Thursday 19 June 2014

RCN Congress 2013 ran from Sunday 21 - Thursday 25 April 2013, and was an incredibly interesting event for all. Students were able to enjoy the full experience with a tailored programme of activities, repeated over three days.

The dates for RCN Congress 2014 have now been announced. It promises to be an action-packed programme of events and guest speakers, giving students more opportunity to take part in the main agenda, ensuring that whatever day you attend there will always be something relevant to you and your future vocation.

Attending Congress will allow you to access:

If you are interested in attending congress, please visit the RCN Congress 2013 website and Students at Congress web page where you can watch the debates and see what went on at this year's event.

We will update this page with more information about RCN Congress 2014, as it becomes available.

Branch meetings

Why not get involved with your local branch meetings. This will give you plenty of opportunities for networking and involvement with others in the industry, as well as allowing you to be in on the discussions about current challenges around nursing. The meetings will also discuss future training events, Congress agenda items, national and regional updates related to Frontline First and RCN campaigning and consultations.

To find out more information, go to your branch on the South West website, which will give you locations and dates of meetings, or contact the regional office for further details.

Student involvement

If you are interested in the work of the RCN, why not become a student information officer (SIO). This role will keep you abreast of the latest news and developments in the RCN, and through you signpost other students at your university to the work of the organisation. The role is also an impressive addition to your CV.

For further information on the benefits of the role go to the student information officer site. If you are interested in being considered for the role, fill in the SIO application form on the student information officer site.  


We'd love to hear from you if you have any matters you’d like to raise at a national or local level related to your nursing studies, please contact southwestern.region@rcn.org.uk.