As an RCN member you can work with us to improve equality in the workplace, raise awareness, provide (and receive) support and celebrate diversity and promote equality of opportunity.
Become a diversity champion in your workplace
The RCN diversity champions programme recruits and develops leaders and role models for diversity and equality of opportunity.
We now have over 500 registered diversity champions who help change attitudes and practice in their workplace.
Join our LGBT National Network
This RCN membership group acts as an influencing and lobbying agent to prompt lesbian, gay, bisexual and transgender (LGBT) equality within the RCN and the health care sector. The network has a formal business meeting at Congress each year and membership of the network enables additional access to the RCN's renowned political leadership programme.
Find out more about equality and diversity
Whatever your job, and wherever you work, promoting equality of opportunity and inclusion will have an impact on you. The RCN supports members at work and you can find out lots of information about equality and diversity here
Understand the Principles of nursing practice
The RCN’s Principles of nursing practice
tell us what patients, colleagues, families and carers can expect from nursing. Principle A states: ‘Nurses and nursing staff treat everyone in their care with dignity and humanity – they understand their individual needs, show compassion and sensitivity, and provide care in a way that respects all people equally.’