Awarding excellence and dedication
The RCN Awards of Merit and Fellowships are prestigious awards presented to people who have shown exceptional contributions to the RCN and for pioneering work in nursing. If you know someone who has made an exceptional contribution either to the advancement of nursing and/or health care or to the work of the RCN, please read through the nomination guidelines and submit the nomination form.
Guidelines and nomination forms
The RCN Award of Merit, RCN Fellowship and RCN Honorary Fellowship are the highest honours that the RCN can bestow. Download either the Word or interactive PDF nomination forms now:
Nomination guidelines and nomination forms for RCN Award of Merit
- Award of Merit guidelines and nomination form (Word 35.5KB)
- Award of Merit guidelines and nomination form (PDF 80KB)
Nomination guidelines and nomination forms for RCN Fellowships and Honorary Fellowships
- Fellowship and Honorary Fellowship guidelines and nomination form (Word 33.8KB)
- Fellowship and Honorary Fellowship guidelines and nomination form (PDF 68.9KB)
Nominations for these awards are open all year round.
The nominator and three supporters will each have to submit a testimonial, or supporting statement, to accompany the nomination. Download our How to write a successful supporting statement presentation (PDF 105KB) for helpful information.
If you have any questions about the nomination process please email the Governance team on email@example.com or phone 020 7647 3640.
N.B. Fellows and Honorary Fellows are entitled to the letters FRCN after their name.