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Get involved as an RCN student member

Championing the student voice

As an RCN student member, you can get more involved by becoming a student ambassador, attending Congress or standing for election to represent your peers. 


Become an RCN student ambassador

This is a role for a nursing student who is passionate, who wants to make a difference, who has energy and enthusiasm and who is willing to become active with the RCN to make positive changes.

Signposting and supporting

  • Protect your health and wellbeing
  • Direct students to RCN resources and services
  • Help members develop networks to share experiences and encourage peer support
  • Act as a role model for members

Connecting and campaigning

  • Organise opportunities to be visible to members
  • Encourage members to get involved with RCN campaigns, events and Congress
  • Promote the professional services of the RCN Libraries
  • Develop connections with members to share their experiences and to work collectively

Questioning and influencing

  • Promote the RCN and recruit members and RCN student ambassadors
  • Share examples of good and poor practice and organisational culture
  • Encourage members to question and influence on student issues
  • Create a link between universities, the RCN and members to promote partnership working

Become an RCN student ambassador

Please note that while we aim to process and respond to applications within 3-4 weeks, this is not always possible during busy periods of the year.


Have a question? Contact us

If you are a student member and have any questions about getting more involved with the RCN we’d love to hear from you. 

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