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Join the RCN today and get your first year FREE*

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As the world’s largest nursing union and professional body, the Royal College of Nursing knows the dedication it takes to become a nurse. We are here to support you throughout your student journey – and with our limited promotion, you can join today for free!*                                                    

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*Applies to selected universities. First year free, for first-year students only. Cost thereafter is 84p per month. Direct debit setup required. Cancel anytime. Full terms and conditions.

Benefits of RCN membership

The RCN is here to support you through your student journey, and as an RCN member you’ll have access to financial advice, careers guidance, and assistance from our team of experts to support you both professionally and personally.

Join our community of over half a million nurses, midwives, nursing support workers and nursing students and get access to all of this:

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Learning Resources

Enhance your studies and future career with access to Europe's largest nursing library and RCN Learn.

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Prepare for your future career with our telephone career and interview coaching and online resources to help with CV writing.

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Making a difference

We represent your interests and campaign on issues that matter to you. Get involved and use your voice to demand change for nursing.

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Access free confidential telephone counselling with our accredited therapists to help you deal with work-related or personal challenges.

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Member discounts

Recoup the cost of your membership with discounts at over 3000 retailers, cinemas and money off your mobile phone bill.

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Member support services

You can receive free confidential advice, representation and support on a range of issues that affect you at home or at work.