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RCN Scotland

RCN Scotland

Representing nurses, health care support workers, nursing students and midwives across Scotland

We campaign on issues of concern to nurses and patients, influencing health policies and promoting excellence in nursing practice on behalf of our members.

Nursing Counts

RCN campaign for UK elections

Everything you need to know about getting involved in the general election campaign - from our five key asks for a new UK government to influencing prospective candidates

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  • 12 Nov 2019

    Aspects of Age exhibition launches

    Fascinating aspects of the history of older people’s health care are being explored in a new exhibition at the Royal College of Nursing Scotland (RCN) in Edinburgh.  

  • 24 Oct 2019

    RCN Scotland comment on NHS in Scotland 2019 report

    “The Scottish Government must do more to work with boards to speed up integration, address the financial challenges and create a positive working environment for staff across health and social care,” says RCN Scotland.

  • 4 Oct 2019

    Community nursing key to breaking delayed discharge chain

    More must be done to improve resources in communities to make sure damaging delays to people's discharge from hospital are avoided, says RCN Scotland.


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Marking 100 years of nurse registration

Visit our latest exhibition at the RCN Library and Heritage Centre.

Find out how RCN helped shape new legislation on staffing for safe and effective care

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Nursing pay

Latest pay information for members

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All members belong to an RCN branch. Branches participate in and influence the work of the RCN.

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We Care

Valuing our Health Care Support Workers

Celebrating the role of health care support workers with two specially commissioned films.

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RCN Magazines

The RCN Magazines have gone digital. Visit our new online platform for all the usual unmissable features, incisive analysis and expert opinion.



As a registered nurse or midwife you must revalidate every three years to continue practising.


RCN Scotland Learning Hub

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Page last updated - 11/11/2019