Protecting the rights of our members
As an RCN steward, you will promote workplace employment rights and ensure that members are treated fairly.
With full support from the RCN, you will:
RCN members will look to you for help if they feel discriminated against at work, want to know more about their rights or are worried about poor working practices.
As a newly recruited RCN steward, you'll start by attending a foundation module. On successful completion you will move on to the development module which prepares you for your role as an RCN steward.
Once you’ve completed your foundation and development modules you will be eligible to attend continuing learning and development workshops and events for reps to maintain and develop your skills.
If you are interested in becoming a steward, see How to become an RCN rep for information on how to apply.
I chose to become an RCN steward because I believe passionately that in order to support
patients effectively, nurses and HCAs must also be supported. The role empowers me to
tackle important issues, meaning I can have a genuine impact whilst promoting best practice.