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RCN Congress

RCN Congress is an annual event for RCN members to meet, learn, develop professionally and share excellent nursing practice.  Around 4,000 delegates attend each year, and it is an opportunity for members inform the RCN agenda and influence nursing and health policies through debate.

Congress 2015

RCN Congress, Exhibition and AGM 2015 will take place in Bournemouth from Sunday 21 to Thursday 25 June 2015.

Find out more about Congress 2015.

More about Congress

Debating the issues

Congress is the RCN's major annual debating forum. It provides RCN members with an annual opportunity to comment upon and influence Council policy, and to help inform the RCN's work for the coming year.

RCN members engage in key debates around nursing practice, public health, employment issues, the workings of the RCN and any other relevant topics. Issues debated at Congress frequently make the headlines - it's an opportunity for the world to listen to the voice of nursing.

Professional events

Running alongside the business of Congress is a large programme of professional, educational and social events. Plus the UK's largest exhibition of nursing products and services also takes place during the week.

Want to know more?

Take a look at our Congress 2014 website for a flavour of what happens.

Consitution and rules of Congress

For more information about the consitution and rules of Congress, see the following pages:

NB. The Congress constitution and rules are out of date in a number of areas because of changes resulting from the Legal and Governance Review. A process of review is currently underway with members being consulted during the autumn and winter of 2014-15.