The RCN – aka the Royal College of Nursing – offers extensive help to RCN student members as follows:
- Support for students who are in danger of failing modules (contact Student Adviser Gill Robertson) or are faced with difficulties over placements (via RCN helpline 0345 408 4391).
- The Betty Kershaw Bursary for newly-qualified nurses active in RCN offers financial support towards a top-up degree or other forms of further learning.
- This year’s RCN Congress (Harrogate, 13 – 17 May offers a careers exhibition and (between 14th and 16th May) a series of student focus events.
Also of interest for non-RCN members and prospective nurses, the RCN website now offers open access to a series of careers articles and case studies covering a variety of specialist Nursing roles, including several not generally found within the NHS.