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RCN members to be consulted on rejoining the International Council of Nurses

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RCN members voted to discontinue membership in 201 RCN members voted to discontinue membership of the International Council of Nurses

Members of the RCN will be invited to give their thoughts on whether the organisation should rejoin the International Council of Nurses.

In 2013, RCN members voted to discontinue membership of the International Council of Nurses.

The RCN International Committee and RCN Council have since agreed to consult members as to whether views in relation to the International Council of Nurses have changed. The consultation will take place from 30 October until the end of November 2020.

‘As Chair of the International Committee I welcome the consultation, which fulfils our undertaking to engage members every step of the way in any decision-making process regarding our re-engagement with the ICN,’ said Professor Anne Marie Rafferty, the RCN’s president.

The survey opens at the end of October, in advance of a decision at AGM next year. The RCN will be ask members to participate in the survey based on the criteria used to assess our international alliances. Professor Anne Marie Rafferty will also host drop-in question and answer sessions for members regarding the ICN membership offer.

The results of this survey will be shared with members, including elected representatives, to inform the committee and Council’s recommendation to members, for a final decision to be taken by members at the RCN Annual General Meeting in 2021.

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