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Get Involved

How to get active with the RCN
If you're an RCN member, do you know you can be one of our accredited representatives or help lead your RCN branch?

Our representatives receive time off from their regular work without losing any pay to support and represent fellow RCN members in their workplace. Whilst, our branch officers help organise the RCN’s activities in your area. They are a vital link between the College and our grass roots members. Each of these roles offers you an opportunity to develop yourself and your career. To find out more, call RCN Direct on 0345 772 6100.

Interested in campaigning?
We strive to improve working conditions for our members and care for patients, and we campaign on health care and employment issues affecting nurses and nursing. Find out about our campaigns and see how you can get involved on the RCN website.

RCN reps

Being a rep can be one of the most fulfilling activities you can undertake. Fully supported by the RCN at every turn, we will equip you with the skills and knowledge to represent your colleagues and your region.

Rep at chalkboard

Nursing communities

Join our member-led nursing communities to meet other members working in your specialism, and share knowledge and best practice.


View all events here including learning events and dates for your local county conferences.


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Page last updated - 03/08/2019