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Royal College of Nursing

Representing nurses and nursing, promoting excellence in practice, shaping health policies

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International Centenary Conference

22-23 November, London

Be part of the global voice of nursing.

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28 October Portrait of Mary Seacole

Mary Seacole Award winners honoured

Outstanding health care workers from across the UK have been recognised for their contribution to the health of black and minority ethnic (BME) communities.

27 October RCN Credentialing logo

Credentialing to provide recognition for advanced nurses

The RCN has launched a new programme to enable nurses to gain recognition for their skills working at an advanced level of practice.

Celebrating Nursing Practice

Celebrating Nursing Practice

Do you have an idea that could improve nursing practice? Could you benefit from further funding and the help of an expert mentor? Why not submit your idea as part of our centenary project.

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Museums at Night celebration dinner

Museums at Night

You are invited to a celebration dinner where a unique piece of nursing artwork will be revealed. 

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


Upcoming RCN workshops, lectures, ceremonies and conferences.


Student bursaries

Student bursaries

Government confirms changes to student nurse funding in England.  >> Read more
Scrap the cap! #nursingcounts

Nurses' pay

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


The latest RCN guidance and briefings for nursing staff.


Advice to help you through each of the revalidation requirements.


The latest blogs about nursing, health care and the work of the RCN.