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Nurse or midwife members

Whether you’ve recently joined or been with us for a while, take advantage of the benefits of being one of us

Founded in 1916, welcome to the world’s largest nursing-specific trade union and professional body. Here you’ll find some of the services and benefits available to you as an RCN member. 

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.

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Workplace protection

Representation, advice and practical guidance on workplace matters.
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RCN Learn

Develop your skills through evidence-based and quality assured resources.
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Membership discounts

Offers and discounts to help you with life outside of work.
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Legal support

Largest in-house team of nursing legal experts of any UK trade union.
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Careers resource

Advice on CV writing, job applications, interview skills and role transition.
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Support Services

Confidential services including welfare, counselling, immigration and more.


Questions about your membership?

Find out how to update your personal details, find your membership number, subscribe to an RCNi journal, claim tax relief and more. 

Newly Registered Nurse Handbook

RCN members can access guidance on good practice, preceptorship, wellbeing, employment issues and more.

Stay informed

With so many great learning materials on offer, it can often be tricky finding where to begin. Here we've handpicked three that'll help get you started.


Develop and grow with access to Europe’s largest nursing library resource. 
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RCN Bulletin

Read the latest articles and unmissable features.
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Advice guides

Search our wide selection of helpful advice guides.

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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