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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.

See how by watching the videos below.


Newly Qualified Nurse Handbook

Once you have joined, you will receive an RCN Newly Qualified Nurse handbook to help you transition from student to practitioner.

NQN Money Guide

Our brand new NQN Money Guide is available now. Follow the link above to view the preview chapter, or log-in to view the full guide. 

Just about to graduate booklet

This online guide for student nurses just about to graduate is a really useful read while your newly qualified nurse guide is on its way to you.

About trade unions

Information about the importance of joining a trade union can be found here.