Membership for newly qualified nurses

Join the world's largest nursing union and professional body

By joining the RCN as a newly qualified nurse (NQN), 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.

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NQN Handbook

RCN members receive a newly qualified nurse handbook, which provides guidance on employment, career planning and more.

NQN Money Guide

RCN members can also access the NQN 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.

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