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Rejoining the ICN: what it might really cost and why I’m urging nurses to reject the option

ICN membership fee could quickly run into millions of pounds, but for what, exactly?

RCN members will be making an expensive mistake if they vote to move towards rejoining the International Council of Nurses

On 14 May, RCN members will be asked to vote on whether or not to apply to re-join the International Council of Nurses (ICN)

Members may recall the RCN voted to leave the ICN at its annual general meeting in 2013. And as one of the main protagonists in the debate, I want to remind members why we left.

I’m saddened to write this, as I would have preferred to be encouraging members to vote in favour of the motion. I had hoped that, by now,

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