Health providers are good problem solvers, and because they work in the hospital and other health care settings are uniquely positioned to come up with fresh solutions to health care problems.
It seems like an easy fix. Traditionally male factory work is drying up. The fastest-growing jobs in the American economy are those that are often held by women. Why not get men to do them?
A team of French researchers looked at the salaries of American nurses, using two separate surveys. Both showed that male nurses out-earn female nurses, after controlling for other factors like education and type of job.
Polls show that nurses are the most trusted of any profession. Perhaps it’s time for policymakers to translate that respect into higher wages and independence.
Hospitals are freeing up nurses to do the one thing they often don't have enough time for: taking care of patients.
This isn't to undercut the important work that doctors do, everyday, helping to save lives and deliver medicine. But it is to draw attention to the fact that nurses are doing equally important work, also everyday, for less recognition and lower pay.
Sitcoms satirize them, the media ignore them, doctors won't listen to them, and now hospitals are laying them off, sacrificing them to corporate medicine -- yet their contribution to patients and families is beyond price.
Emerging data support minimum nurse-to-patient ratios, but hospital administrations are reluctant to adopt them.
Allowing nurses to act as primary-care providers will increase coverage and lower health-care costs. So why is there so much opposition from physicians?
Dedicated to excellence in nursing education, the National League for Nursing is the preferred membership organization for nurse faculty and leaders in nursing education. NLN members include nurse educators, education agencies, health care agencies, and interested members of the public.
To organize and UNITE registered nurses nationwide so that collectively we can achieve and protect the highest standards for patients and direct care RNs.
The RCN represents nurses and nursing, promotes excellence in practice and shapes health policies.
The mission of Sigma is advancing world health and celebrating nursing excellence in scholarship, leadership, and service.
The Association of periOperative Registered Nurses (AORN) is the national association committed to improving patient safety in the surgical setting.
Our mission is to improve and promote the health of women and newborns and to strengthen the nursing profession through the delivery of superior advocacy, research, education and other professional and clinical resources to nurses and other health care professional.
The mission of the Emergency Nurses Association is to advocate for patient safety and excellence in emergency nursing practice.
Caring is the Essence of Nursing.
The International Association for Human Caring advances the body of knowledge of caring and caring research within the discipline of Nursing.
The National Association of School Nurses supports the health and educational success of children and youth by developing and providing leadership to advance school nursing practice by specialized registered nurses.
The National Council of State Boards of Nursing (NCSBN), composed of Member Boards, provides leadership to advance regulatory excellence for public protection.
The Oncology Nursing Society (ONS) is a professional organization of over 35,000 registered nurses and other healthcare providers dedicated to excellence in patient care, education, research, and administration in oncology nursing. It's also the largest professional oncology association in the world.
Welcome to the Aboriginal Nurses Association of Canada (A.N.A.C.) on-line! A.N.A.C. is a non-governmental, non-profit organization that was established out of the recognition that Aboriginal people's health needs can best be met and understood by health professionals of a similar cultural background.
The American Academy of Ambulatory Care Nursing (AAACN) is the association of professional nurses and associates who identify ambulatory care practice as essential to the continuum of high quality, cost-effective health care.
AANP formed in 1985 to provide NPs with a unified way to network and advocate for NP issues and was the first national organization created for nurse practitioners of all specialties.
The American Association of Colleges of Nursing (AACN) is the national voice for America's baccalaureate- and higher-degree nursing education programs.
AACN is the largest specialty nursing organization in the world, representing the interests of more than 500,000 nurses who are charged with the responsibility of caring for acutely and critically ill patients. The association is dedicated to providing our members with the knowledge and resources necessary to provide optimal care to critically ill patients.
Founded in 1931, the American Association of Nurse Anesthetists (AANA) is the professional association for more than 37,000 Certified Registered Nurse Anesthetists (CRNAs) and student nurse anesthetists. CRNAs are advanced practice nurses who are the hands-on providers of 30 million anesthetics given in the United States each year.
The American Association for the History of Nursing (AAHN) is a professional organization open to everyone interested in the history of nursing. Originally founded in 1978 as a historical methodology group, the association was briefly named the International History of Nursing Society. The purpose of the Association shall be to foster the importance of history as relevant to understanding the past, defining the present, and influencing the future of nursing by...
The Find a Midwife practice locator is a web-based service that allows healthcare consumers to find midwifery practices in their area, and supply them with basic contact information like practice name, address, phone number, e-mail address, web site and a map of the area.
The American Holistic Nurses Association (AHNA) is a non-profit membership association for nurses and other holistic healthcare professionals, serving more than 4,000 members across the U.S.
The American Nurses Association (ANA) is the only full-service professional organization representing the nation's 2.9 million registered nurses (RNs) through its 54 constituent member associations.
ANIA's Mission...is to provide networking, education and information resources that enrich and strengthen the roles of nurses in the field of informatics. The field of nursing informatics includes domains of clinical information, education and administration decision support.
Serving nurses practicing in all phases of preanesthesia and postanesthesia care, ambulatory surgery and pain management.
The Canadian Nurses Association (CNA) is a federation of 11 provincial and territorial registered nurses' associations and colleges representing more than 133,700 Canadian nurses and nurse practitioners.
To be the voice for Nursing Informatics in Canada. The CNIA is the culmination of efforts to catalyze the emergence of a new national association of nurse informaticians.
The International Council of Nurses is a federation of national nurses'' associations (NNAs), representing nurses in more than 128 countries. Founded in 1899, ICN is the world''s first and widest reaching international organisation for health professionals.