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Just about to graduate

Resources to support you at this time

Approaching graduation is a rewarding and exciting time - and we're with you every step of the way.

By being an RCN member throughout your studies and career, you’ll benefit both professionally and personally.

We’re here to help with difficulties, as well as your development – with the largest legal team of any UK union, a 365-days-a-year helpline, access to Europe’s largest nursing library, member discount offers, networking opportunities, and much more.

If you currently pay annually, take the fuss out of renewing, and ensure you stay protected, when you transition to NRN and spread your membership fee by switching to direct debit at no extra cost –

Explore our range of resources below designed to help you thrive as you approach the next stage in your nursing journey.

Student membership costs just 84p per month.

As a newly registered nurse in your first year of registration with the NMC, we offer a 50% first year discount on your membership fee - so you can access all your member benefits for just £8.20 per month.
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Day in the life of an NRN

Watch these short films from RCN NRN network members to discover what your future career in nursing could look like.

NRN handbook

Hit the ground running by exploring our handbook for newly registered nurses.

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Just about to graduate

A helpful guide with key information to support you when transitioning to registration.
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Thinking about your career

Explore tips on writing your CV, preparing for interviews and more.

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What is a trade union?

Find out what the role of a trade union is and why you should join the world's largest trade union for nursing.

RCN Starting Out

An exclusive online resource for nursing students to help support your nursing journey. Access online or save to your phone.

Nursing Essentials – view our online crib cards for the latest information and support.

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