The 1st RCN SIO UK Conference

I am very excited to be announcing our first ever SIO UK Conference.

This event is a celebration of the history of students in the RCN and 50 years of the student nurse’s voice.



We are delighted to announce that our keynote speaker is Christie Watson, the author of The Language of Kindness: A Nurse’s Story, which has been described as “an astonishing account of a profession – defined by acts of care, compassion and kindness”. Some of you may have heard Christie speak at Congress last year. She was an inspiration.

This day is about you, how the RCN can support you, and how you can get more involved.

We will be holding a live Congress debate, hustings for the student member of Council, and there will be a Q&A session about all those questions that keep us all awake at night. We will also be launching our new student development programme.

In the evening we will be celebrating nursing students and we will be hearing from a number of members who are particularly well known for their achievements as student nurses.

Places are free but limited so please get your application in as soon as you can.


Check out the Agenda here!


We are looking forward to seeing as many of you as possible.
Please note this event is open to Student Information Officers only.




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