You can make a real difference by playing an active role in the RCN.
Student information officers (SIOs) are a network of RCN student members who work to support and share information with fellow students.
SIOs keep other student members informed about any upcoming student events, help them out with accessing the RCN library and archives and make sure that they are getting full use of all the benefits they are entitled to as RCN members.
As an SIO you get more information and more access to specialist groups. This includes:
To apply to be an SIO you just need to complete the online student information officer application form. Download the SIO leaflet for further information. Please contact us with any questions.
You can stand for election to the RCN Students Committee and have a voice in creating RCN policy, influence the nursing education agenda and make a difference to nursing and midwifery students. The committee is run by students for students, and campaigns for issues that matter to you.
The following seats on the RCN UK Students Committee are currently up for election: Eastern, East Midlands, Northern, South West, Northern Ireland, Scotland and Wales. The deadline for nominations was 16 October and voting will open on 20 November. Find out more.
There will next be a chance to nominate yourself for Students Committee in 2018.
Following a summer of protest organised by the RCN, urging the government to scrap the cap on nursing pay, the first RCN student debate will consider the role of campaigning in the future of nursing. A panel of speakers will speak for and against the statement: “This house believes that trade unions are the future for a compassionate workforce.”.
This event is free to attend and is taking place at Birmingham City University.