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HCAs and APs

Forums and networks

Forums and networks are groups of RCN members who work or have an interest in a particular area of professional nursing practice.

All forums provide you with the opportunity to keep up-to-date with development in your field, contribute in consultations, network with your peers and explore career development opportunities.

You can join more than one forum, but have to nominate one as your first choice, as this can impact on the power of a forum by influencing its voting rights at RCN Congress.

Networks bring members together in different ways – sometimes in a region or country, sometimes through a forum, sometimes by staff bringing members together, or members finding each other.

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Forums and networks list

See the full list of forums and networks at the Royal College of Nursing, and what they have to offer.

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Join a forum or network

Join a new forum or network, or manage your existing forums and networks via your MyRCN account.

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Expertise in nursing: RCN Forums

RCN Forums provide expertise across a huge range of the RCN's work. Here's a quick look at just some of the work they do.

Network focus

Last year the RCN Newly Registered Nurse Network created a series of short films about life as a newly registered nurse, which demonstrates the diversity of a career in nursing.

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RCN Forums and Networks Review Report

The RCN forums and networks review looked at the ways in which our forums and networks function and made recommendations for how they could be improved. A full report on the review is now available.

RCN Forums and Networks Review Report