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West Midlands student information officers

Nursing students

Join our Student Information Officer development programme in the West Midlands and fulfil your potential.

West Midlands SIO development programme brochure

West Midlands Student Information Officer development programme

Student Information Officers (SIOs) are a network of RCN student members who work closely with the RCN to support and share information with their fellow students.

RCN West Midlands regards the SIO role as vital in ensuring the voice of nursing students across the region is heard by the RCN, employers and nurse education institutions.   

We run a three-year learning and development programme which focuses on developing the leadership skills of our SIOs, strengthening their influence within workplaces, higher education establishments, the RCN and nationally, as well as identifying the issues that matter most to student nurses. 

The programme* will cover:

  • Gaining a thorough understanding of the RCN, its purpose and its work
  • Enhancing their listening skills and building confidence to speak up for student members across the region
  • Understanding how to make a difference
  • Gaining insights into specific nursing issues
  • Building emotional resilience and wellbeing to support and encourage other students to become and stay active within the RCN
  • Communication and personal presentation

Taking part in the programme is a great opportunity to access continuing professional development and network with peers, share ideas and learn from other nursing professionals and students.

The programme is accompanied by course materials in which you can summarise the work you do as an SIO at university or on placement, and these can be shared with your University Mentor.

Programme dates for 2019 will be published on this webpage very soon, and will also be communicated directly to all our regional SIOs.


Further information

The sessions will be held in the Cadbury Suite at the RCN West Midlands Regional Office and run from 9.30am until 3pm, forming part of a rolling development programme that covers a wide variety of professional subjects.

To find out more and to request a place on the programme please email Maria Lewis in the RCN West Midlands Regional Office.

* The programme is currently being reviewed and may be subject to minor changes.

Page last updated - 05/03/2019