• To advocate for better socio-economic welfare for nurses and midwives through collective bargaining with employers, by securing improved wages and better conditions of service
  • To promote unity and solidarity among members
  • To provide advice to government and other stakeholders on all issues affecting nursing, midwifery and public health
  • To cooperate and network with others organizations, nationally, regionally and internationally
  • To ensure job security of members, to advance their employment prospects and to serve their individuals and collective interests
  • To initiate and organize training programs which adequately prepare the RNMU and nursing leadership and members in the practice of various negotiating skills, for resolving employment concerns i.e. grievance procedures, collective bargaining, arbitration and conciliation.
  • To serve as the authoritative voice for nurses, midwives and the nursing profession as a whole in Rwanda.
  • To purchase, lease, take on hire , exchange properties, land , or effects, borrow, raise funds , and invest monies, receive gifts, etc. that serve to expedite the interest of RNMU and its members.
  • To provide legal advice and assistance to members when needed
  • To provide socio economic assistance to members when deemed necessary
  • To undertake researches in Nursing and midwifery and others labors related issues.
  • To recruit and unite nurses and midwives into one single organization in order to enable them share their professional, social and economic welfare.