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Could you be the next RCN president or deputy president?

Nominations are open for the nurse ambassador roles and eligible members are urged to apply
Anne-Marie Rafferty and Yvonne Coghill

Nominations are open for the nurse ambassador roles and eligible members are urged to apply

Nominations are now open for the next RCN president and deputy president .

The roles involve representing the college and the nursing profession in the UK and abroad.

Eligibility criteria for RCN members

Key responsibilities include attending state, government and civic events on behalf of the RCN, developing good relationships with RCN members and staff and promoting RCN membership.

The terms of the current president Anne Marie Rafferty and deputy president Yvonne Coghill will come to an end on 31

Nominations are open for the nurse ambassador roles and eligible members are urged to apply


The current RCN president Anne Marie Rafferty (left) and deputy president Yvonne Coghill (right)

Nominations are now open for the next RCN president and deputy president.

The roles involve representing the college and the nursing profession in the UK and abroad.

Eligibility criteria for RCN members

Key responsibilities include attending state, government and civic events on behalf of the RCN, developing good relationships with RCN members and staff and promoting RCN membership.

The terms of the current president Anne Marie Rafferty and deputy president Yvonne Coghill will come to an end on 31 December.

Applicants must fit a number of criteria, which include:

  • Being an RCN member for at least the past five years.
  • Not being an RCN student or nursing support worker member.
  • Being on or having once been on the Nursing and Midwifery Council (NMC) register.
  • Not having any NMC cautions, nor being subject to any ongoing disciplinary proceedings.

The nomination period closes at 4:30pm on 20 July, with candidates announced on 3 August.

Ambassador roles ‘hugely important’ for the nursing profession

RCN chair of council Dee Sissons urged all who feel they can carry out the roles to put themselves forward.

‘The roles of president and deputy president are hugely important as they both act as ambassadors for the nursing profession, as well as representing the college to its members, stakeholders and the public in the UK, and across the world,’ she said.


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