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Royal College of Nursing

The RCN represents nurses and nursing, promotes excellence in practice, and shapes health policies.

RCN Congress 2016

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Healthy Workplace, Healthy You

Your lightbulb moment

Tell us about the idea you’ve had either as an individual or as a team which has made, or has the potential to make, a real difference. We'll be offering assistance to fully develop the best ideas we receive.

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100 Years

Spoken word artist and cardiac nurse Molly Case performs '100 Years', a poem specially commissioned for the RCN's centenary, which interweaves key dates from the College’s history into the story of a nurse witnessing open-heart surgery for the first time.

24 June

RCN comments on EU referendum decision

Following yesterday’s vote on the United Kingdom’s membership of the European Union, the RCN has made the following statement.

Student bursaries

Student bursaries

Tell the Government what you think about changes to student nurse funding in England. >> Have your say

Nurses' pay

Order your free campaign pack, including posters and postcards, to speak up on nursing pay. >> Take action


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


Upcoming RCN workshops, lectures, ceremonies and conferences.


ICC: Speakers announced

Speakers have been announced for the RCN International Centenary Conference.

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The latest RCN guidance and briefings for nursing staff.


Advice to help you through each of the revalidation requirements.
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100 years of the RCN

In 2016, we're celebrating the RCN's history and planning for a successful future. Be a part of it.

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