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Nurse membership

For registered nurses and midwives

Are you ready to join the world’s largest nursing union and professional body? 

For as little as a few pounds a month, you'll have access to workplace representation and support when you need it, plus a range of other benefits. And you'll be part of a worldwide movement to change nursing for the better.

Workplace support

You’ll never be alone: we have reps across the UK, in all sectors, to support you if you need advice or help at work.

Your voice

We campaign on the issues that matter to the nursing community. We are the voice of nursing.

Advice service

Our confidential advice service is there to help you with workplace issues, your career, welfare rights and more.

Learning resources

Develop and grow with access to online learning resources, local learning events and Europe’s largest nursing library.

Legal support

Enjoy peace of mind with access to the largest legal team of any nursing union in the UK. We're there for you.

Member discounts

RCNXtra can help you save money on everything from your mobile phone bill to fun days out with the family.


Monthly rate 

*After tax relief 

Nurse first year discount membership



for newly registered nurses in their first year of registration with the NMC.     

Nurse full membership



for registered nurses and midwives.    

Joint RCM membership



nurses and midwives can join both the RCN and RCM.    

Joint educational membership



for those working in a role recognised by UCU or EIS.    

Voluntary break membership



existing nurse members not currently working or taking a break from nursing.    

Retired membership



registered nurses and midwives who have now retired from nursing.  



* tax relief may vary depending on your tax situation

** however, tax relief is available if you are paying basic rate tax    

Tax relief

If you pay tax, you can claim tax relief on your RCN subscription. If you haven't claimed before, you can backdate your claim by up to four years.

Did you know, we represent health care assistants and assistant practitioners too?

If you are working with an HCA or AP, spread the word and tell them about RCN Health Practitioner membership.