Membership for student nurses, student midwives and nursing degree apprentices

Join the world’s largest nursing union and professional body

Ready to join the world’s largest nursing union and professional body?

We represent your interests and campaign on issues that matter to you.

For just 84p per month, we’ll see you through your student journey with access Europe’s largest nursing library and e-library, support during your placements and advice from our team of experts.

See how by watching the videos below. 


Student membership will provide you with employment support and representation if you are also working as a Nursing Support Worker during your studies.



Student webinars

Watch our recent 'Supporting you with your studies and future career' webinars on demand to learn more about how the RCN can support you.

RCN Starting Out

An exclusive online resource for nursing students to help support your nursing journey. Access online or save to your phone.

Nursing Essentials – view our online crib cards for the latest information and support.


Learning resources

With Europe’s largest nursing library, and a team of expert advisers on hand, we can help with a range of enquiries.

Careers advice

Our expert careers advisers, online resources, professional forums and networking events will help you kick start your career.

Placement Support

We'll help you through your placements by providing advice, counselling and tips on managing your finances.

Member discounts

RCNXtra can help you save money on shopping, cinema trips, mobile phone bills and more.

Not a student?

Newly registered nurse membership

Find out what the RCN can offer newly registered nurses.

Nurse and midwife membership

Find out what the RCN can offer nurses and midwives.

HCA, AP and TNA membership

Find out what the RCN can offer HCAs, APs and TNAs.