RCN Council met on Tuesday 9 and Wednesday 10 April at RCN headquarters in London. Day one was the confidential session for RCN Council members only and on day two we were joined by the regional board chairs, the RCN executive team and regional directors. Day two was live-streamed to members.
I was down in Cornwall on holiday earlier this month and it gave me the perfect excuse to attend the Cornwall’s branch meeting in the village of Probus.
Member Clare Squires was moved to share this with us saying “I loved the poems on the RCN Bulletin webpages and thought you may like one I wrote a while back for school nursing, basing it on the old ‘what do you see nurse’ poem I read when I first started nursing in the 1980s”.
Well that’s what the proverb says. I don’t agree with people wielding knowledge for power, certainly withholding knowledge to gain or hold power but there is something to the proverb and we should never think that we don’t have the power to influence and change mindsets because, with knowledge, you can.
The national RCN Council meeting on the Tuesday 4 March was another first, with the open part of the meeting live-streamed to members.
This is a post originally made on social media by our member Beckie who is a student nurse from Devon. Beckie has agreed for us to share her very powerful words.
I will be attending the RCN Council meeting on 4 March and I will report back via my blog afterwards.
I've just participated in a landmark day for membership-led activity within the Royal College of Nursing.
Thursday 14 February 2019 was a big milestone for the RCN and member engagement.
The cold and snow hit our region last week and there was considerable disruption but thankfully care delivery was not too adversely affected, thanks to the dedication of staff.