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Training the Next Generation of Doctors and Nurses

For decades, medical education has followed a timeworn path — heaps of book learning and lectures, then clinical rotations exposing students to patients.

But as technology explodes into patient care (surgeons can preview operations using virtual 3-D images built from a patient’s scans), the gap between medical education and real-world care has “become a chasm,” said Marc Triola, director of N.Y.U. Langone’s Institute for Innovations in Medical Education, created in 2013 to address the issue.

“The health care delivery system is changing every day,” he said, “and our medical education system has been lagging.”

In what looks like an urgent game of catch-up, medical…

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 Training the Next Generation of Doctors and Nurses

In what looks like an urgent game of catch-up, medical and nursing schools across the country are retooling how and what they teach. This is also getting a boost from concern about the looming shortage of primary caregivers.

California Nursing Students' Association

CNSA fosters the transition of the student to the role of the professional nurse through the development of leadership, activism, and advocacy. CNSA supports scholarship, volunteerism, and mentorship to influence nursing education and nursing care in California.

National Student Nurses' Association

With a membership of approximately 50,000 nationwide, the National Student Nurses' Association mentors the professional development of future nurses and facilitates their entrance into the profession by providing educational resources, leadership opportunities, and career guidance.

Student Nurses

Scrubs magazine celebrates the student nurses who are leaping into the world's most awesome (in every sense of the word) profession.

Transcultural Nursing Society

The society is a professional nursing organization of nurses and healthcare professional dedicated to research, education and practice in the field of transcultural nursing. Our membership consists of healthcare professionals with varying degrees of experience and education. Everyone is welcome join and learn more, or share their expertise with others in the field.

National Council of State Boards of Nursing

The National Council of State Boards of Nursing (NCSBN), composed of Member Boards, provides leadership to advance regulatory excellence for public protection.

American Academy of Ambulatory Care Nursing

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.

American Association of Colleges of Nursing

The American Association of Colleges of Nursing (AACN) is the national voice for America's baccalaureate- and higher-degree nursing education programs.

American Association of Critical Care Nurses

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.

American Association of Nurse Anesthetists

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.

American Association of Nurse Practitioners

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.

American Association of the History of Nursing

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...

American College of Nurse Midwives

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.

American Holistic Nurses Association

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.

American Nurses Association

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.

American Nursing Informatics Association

ANIA's 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.

American Society of PeriAnesthesia Nurses

Serving nurses practicing in all phases of preanesthesia and postanesthesia care, ambulatory surgery and pain management.

Association of periOperative Registered Nurses

The Association of periOperative Registered Nurses (AORN) is the national association committed to improving patient safety in the surgical setting.

Canadian Nurses Association

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.

Canadian Nursing Informatics Association

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.

Emergency Nurses Association

The mission of the Emergency Nurses Association is to advocate for patient safety and excellence in emergency nursing practice.

Honor Society of Nursing

Through its members, the honor society strives to improve the health of the world''s people.

International Association for Human Caring

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.

International Council of Nurses

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.

National Association of School Nurses

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.

National League for Nursing

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.

Nurse Practitioners in Women's Health

The National Association of Nurse Practitioners in Women's Health (formerly the National Association of Nurse Practitioners in Reproductive Health) was founded in 1980. NPWH's mission is to assure the provision of quality health care to women of all ages by nurse practitioners. NPWH defines quality health care to be inclusive of an individual's physical, emotional, and spiritual needs.

Nursing Specialist Group

Welcome to the web site of the Nursing Specialist Group of the British Computer Society Health Informatics Forum; the leading UK organisation for nurses and therapists interested in the management and use of information and communications technology to improve the quality, delivery and recording of care.

Oncology Nursing Society

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.

The Center for Nursing Advocacy

The nursing shortage has claimed countless lives and threatens to overwhelm the world's health systems. It is no exaggeration to say that our future depends on a better understanding of nursing. The Center for Nursing Advocacy is an international non-profit working to meet that challenge.

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