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Join the Royal College of Nursing

We represent nurses, midwives, nursing support workers and student nurses across the UK

Join our community of over half a million nurses, midwives, nursing support workers (including: health care assistants, assistant practitioners, nursing associates, trainee nursing associates) and nursing students. 

Our services support you both professionally and personally, so that you can focus on what's important – helping patients. 

As the world’s largest nursing trade union and professional body, we’re here by your side at every step of your nursing journey.

View the video to learn more about membership benefits. 

Become a member

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How to become a member

Terms and conditions

Terms and conditions of membership are set out in the following documents:

Definitions of Membership (PDF)

Membership Policy and process (PDF)

Further information on the RCN's Membership Policies and Processes can be found on our governance documents page. This page includes links to information on our royal charter, standing orders, regulations, policies and processes that ensure effective governance within our organisation.