Congress vision statement
RCN Congress is where RCN members meet to learn, develop professionally and share excellent nursing practice. It is also where members inform the RCN agenda and influence nursing and health policies through debate.
What is Congress?
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.
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.
Congress is held every spring and attracts upwards of 4,000 delegates. It is the perfect opportunity to network, meet like-minded colleagues and learn about the latest developments in nursing.
For more information about the consitution and rules of Congress, see the following pages about us section of the site:
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 The Congress constitution and rules are out of date in a number of areas because of changes resulting from the Legal and Governance Review. The Governance Support Committee will be updating and reviewing them at its June 2012 meeting and submitting amendments to Council in November. This will follow member engagement through the Boards over the summer.
- Congress constitution and Congress rules - also available as a downloadable pdf: Congress constitution and rules (PDF 68.7KB)
- Glossary of terms used in the Congress constitution and rules
[see How to access PDF files]
Congress 2013 is in Liverpool from 21 to 25 April 2013.