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Newly Registered Nurse network

Created by NRNs for NRNs, we aim to add the unique perspective of the newly registered to the voice of nursing while providing peer-to-peer support and guidance at the beginning of the nursing journey.

Welcome to the Newly Registered Nurses (NRN) Network

The Network brings together NRNs and students approaching graduation. See below and discover more about who we are, what we do and how we can help with resources and guidance from those who’ve gone before. As well as how you can get involved too.

If you’d like to join this network, click the ‘join this network’ button above, and enter your email below to receive your welcome email.

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Webinar: Transitioning from student to newly registered nurse (NRN)

What we do 

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About us

Find out more about the NRN Network and how we can support you.


Read the latest views from the NRN network curators in our blog.

Public Health Forum Our Work

Our work

Discover what we're working on now and what we're planning for the future
Public health forum meet the team

Meet the team

Find out more about our committee members 
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Day in the life of an NRN

Watch these short films from RCN NRN network members to discover what your future career in nursing could look like.


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NRN handbook

Providing guidance on the foundations of good practice, preceptorship, your employment and more.

Careers resources

Find out where nursing can take you and how to get there.

Get involved

Find your local RCN Branch to become more active in the RCN and get support.

NQN money guide

Financial wellbeing

Access this an online resource to help ensure you are making the most of your money when you graduate.



The RCN is home to Europe's largest nursing-specific collection of resources.

Forums and networks

Join one or more of our forums and networks and make a vital contribution to the professional voice of the RCN.  

50% discount membership - just £8.20 per month for newly registered nurses in their first year of registration with the NMC.

By joining the RCN as a newly registered nurse (NRN), you’ll benefit both professionally and personally. We’re here to help with difficulties, as well as your development – with the largest legal team of any UK union, a 365-days-a-year helpline, access to Europe’s largest nursing library, member discount offers and much more.