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Membership for newly registered nurses

Join the world's largest nursing union and professional body

By joining the RCN as a newly registered nurse (NRN), 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 and much more.

See how by watching the videos below.

RCN Starting Out

A dedicated online resource for RCN students and newly registered nurse members, providing the latest knowledge, expertise and support all in one place. Access online or save to your phone.


NRN Handbook

RCN members can access the newly registered nurse handbook, which provides guidance on employment, career planning and more.

NRN Money Guide

RCN members can also access our Money Guide, an online resource which helps ensure you are making the most of your money when you graduate. See a preview of the money guide.

NRN Network

Created by NRNs for NRNs, we aim to add the unique perspective of the newly registered to the voice of nursing while providing peer-to-peer support and guidance at the beginning of the nursing journey.

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