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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 435,000 nurses, midwives, TNAs, HCAs and student nurses. 

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. 

Become a member

RCN online joining 21 - 22 September 2018

From 8.30pm Friday 21 September to approximately 5pm Saturday 22 September, online joining will be temporarily unavailable while we carry out maintenance work to improve our online member services. Online joining will be available again as soon as the maintenance work is complete.


Find out more

Student nurses

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

Nurses and midwives

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

HCAs, APs and TNAs

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