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RCN Northern Ireland Networks

Join our networks: for our members, by our members

RCN Northern Ireland Networks are groups of members who have a special interest and/or expertise in a particular nursing speciality, working together to share ideas and improve practice. RCN Northern Ireland Networks:

  • promote the role and raise awareness of their particular nursing speciality

  • contribute to the national RCN agenda in their particular field of nursing

  • support nursing colleagues, sharing knowledge, expertise and innovation that will influence and enhance evidence-based practice

  • provide opportunities for members to share service developments and information around recognised good practice, and provide practice development opportunities through seminars, workshops and conferences

  • review and respond to consultations on regional policies, strategies and other service developments in order to shape and influence the nursing agenda

  • help to identify, promote and develop future nurse leaders.

Networks are member-led and supported by an RCN Northern Ireland staff link. There are currently 21 RCN Northern Ireland Networks. If you are interested in joining one, please contact the relevant RCN Northern Ireland staff link.

Before you can join an RCN Northern Ireland Network, you must first register with the relevant RCN UK Forum via


RCN NI Network Name

Staff Link

Nursing in Justice & Secure Settings

Children and Adolescent Mental Health Nursing Network

Community Children’s Nursing Network

Community Nursing Network

Defence Nursing Network

Emergency Nurses Network

Health Care Assistant Network

History of Nursing Network

Independent Sector Nurse Managers Network

Learning Disability Network

Mental Health Nursing Network

Northern Ireland Research and Quality Network

Older People’s Nursing Network

Out-patients Network

Public Health/Occupational Health Network

Sexual Health Network

School Nursing Network

Black & Minority Ethnic (BME)

General Practice Nurses Network

Newly Qualified Nurse Network

Independent Sector Registered Nurse Network


Page last updated - 21/03/2022