Newly qualified nurses

Newly qualified nurse? Our network can help you adapt to your new role

The RCN’s revamped NQN network has a vision for peer support and getting your voices heard

The RCNs revamped NQN network has a new vision for peer support and ensuring your voices are heard

Many NQNs say they feel overwhelmed in their first nursing roles Picture: Nathan Clarke

The RCN Newly Qualified Nurse Network, launched in November 2018, started out as a Facebook page offering a place for newly qualified nurses (NQNs) to support each other online.

I was nearing the end of my second year of training at the time, and it was good to know there was a plan to support us in transitioning from student to registered nurse.

Tackling feeling of loss and abandonment felt by newly qualified nurses

I joined the RCN when I started my nursing degree in March 2017 and became


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