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Get involved as an RCN student member

You can make a real difference by playing an active role in the RCN.

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

Become an RCN student information officer

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 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:

  • updates on changes affecting nursing students
  • opportunities to represent the RCN on committees
  • special events and training days.

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 and contact us with any questions.

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

Become an RCN student information officer

Apply online to become an RCN student information officer.

Stand for election

You can stand for election to the RCN UK 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.

Nominations are now open for the following seats on the RCN UK Students Committee: Eastern, East Midlands, Northern, South West, Northern Ireland, Scotland and Wales. The deadline for nominations is Monday 7 October. Find out more.

The student seats on the RCN Professional Nursing and Trade Union Committees are also up for election. Find out more about the Professional Nursing Committee vacancy or the Trade Union Committee vacancy. The deadline for nominations to both of these seats is Friday 4 October.

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Get in touch!

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