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Join the Royal College of Nursing

We represent nurses, midwives, student nurses, health care assistants, assistant practitioners, nursing degree apprentices and trainee nursing associates across the UK

Be part of our community of close to half a million nurses, midwives, health care assistants (HCAs), assistant practitioners (APs), nursing associates (NAs), trainee nursing associates (TNAs) and nursing students. 

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

Our wide range of services help you both professionally and personally, so that you can focus on what is most important - helping patients. 

Going on maternity leave or taking a career break? Switch your membership to save money and stay protected. 

Become a member of the RCN

Join the world's largest union and professional body for nursing.

Join online or call our membership team on 0345 772 6100.
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UPDATE: Retired nurses, who have joined the NMC temporary register to help during the COVID-19 pandemic, will receive full support and representation under our 'retired membership' payment plan whilst they remain on the temporary register.

Nurses and midwives

Find out what the RCN can offer you as a registered nurse or midwife member.

HCAs, APs, NAs and TNAs

Find out what the RCN can offer you if you are working in the nursing team.

Student nurses

Find out what the RCN can offer you as a student nurse, student midwife or nursing degree apprentice.

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.

Renew your membership with the RCN

It's simple to renew your membership online.