In 2013, RCN members voted to discontinue membership of the International Council of Nurses (ICN).
The RCN International Committee and RCN Council have since agreed to consult members as to whether views in relation to the ICN have changed. The consultation will take place from 30 October until the end of November 2020.
It is crucial that a decision regarding RCN membership is informed by the views and priorities of members. We will be asking members to participate in a survey based on the criteria used to assess our international alliances. RCN President Professor Anne Marie Rafferty will also host drop-in question and answer sessions for members regarding the ICN membership offer.
Professor Anne Marie Rafferty said: “As Chair of the International Committee I welcome the consultation, which fulfils our undertaking to engage members every step of the way in any decision-making process regarding our re-engagement with the ICN.”
The results of this survey will be shared with members, including elected representatives, to inform the committee and Council’s recommendation to members, for a final decision to be taken by members at the RCN Annual General Meeting in 2021.