Network, learn, develop, debate
Congress is the ultimate opportunity to network with peers, hear from exceptional keynote speakers and take part in hot-topic debates about the issues affecting the nursing workforce.
Plus, with a dynamic learning and wellbeing programme, exhibition and scenic woodland location, you’re sure to leave Congress feeling enriched and inspired.
Will we see you there?
We received an incredible 149 ideas for debate at RCN Congress this year. If you have an interest in artificial intelligence, access to controlled drugs, genomics, virtual wards, green health care, or political influencing, come along to Congress 2024.
Submit an emergency agenda item
Help bring attention to important issues affecting nursing staff and encourage positive change. If you have an idea, you can still propose an emergency debate for consideration in June.
Be a Congress Ambassador
We’re looking for volunteers to help make our annual networking and learning event better than ever before. As one of our ambassadors, you’ll be instrumental in helping our members feel welcome and get the most out of their Congress experience.
Connecting you with the right people
Browse our exhibition
Our exhibition connects you with companies that can help improve the patient experience and further your career.
Exhibit your product or service
Does your company sell a product, technology or service that has a positive impact on the nursing profession and patients? Why not get in touch about exhibiting with us?
Getting to Congress
Congress 2024 takes place at the International Convention Centre Wales, better known as the ICC. It’s reachable by car and public transport. Accommodation is limited, so book yours early.
See our progress
See the progress we've made against the discussion items our members passed at Congress 2023.
As ever, it was a broad and far-reaching agenda, with issues including corridor care, LGBTQ+ hate crime and health care provision for refugees and those seeking asylum.
RCN Congress is a unique opportunity for nursing staff from every part of the UK to come together, learn from each other and engage with the College and its partners. Join us in Wales to help shape the future of nursing.
Countdown to Congress 2024
Will we see you there?
News from Congress 2023
18 May 2023
A third of mental health hubs have closed leaving a million workers without specialist help, despite the escalating mental health crisis among nursing staff.
16 May 2023
Nurses at the RCN Congress today (16 May) heard how the crisis in the nursing workforce is seeing student nurses used to cover gaps in rotas and putting their education at risk.
15 May 2023
The treatment of patients in inappropriate areas such as corridors and waiting rooms is increasingly common and compromises patient safety and dignity, emergency nurses have told the RCN.