The following is a list of websites and resources related to nursing and healthcare. Check back often as the list will always be a work in progress.
National Nurses United’s “About NNU”:
National Nurses United, with more than 150,000 members in every state, is the largest union and professional association of registered nurses in U.S. history.
NNU was founded in 2009 unifying three of the most active, progressive organizations in the U.S.—and the major voices of unionized nurses—in the California Nurses Association/National Nurses Organizing Committee, United American Nurses, and Massachusetts Nurses Association.
Combining the unparalleled record of accomplishments for nurses and patients embodied in the proud history of those nurses associations, which for some span more than 100 years, the establishment of NNU brought to life the dream of a powerful, national movement of direct care RNs.
NNU affiliate members are renown as leading advocates of guaranteed healthcare by expanding and updating Medicare to cover all Americans, for negotiating many of the best collective bargaining contracts for RNs in the nation, and for sponsorship of innovative legislation and regulatory protections for patients and nurses.
NurseManifest is a blog “Established in 2000… is a call to conscience and action, to raise awareness, inspire action, and to open discussion of issues that are vital to nursing and healthcare around the globe”.
Integral Nursing Solutions is a wonderful organization created by Padma Dyvine, Certified Advanced Holistic Nurse and Certified Hospice and Palliative Care Nurse. INS “provides holistic, dynamic, nurturing, empowering, and transformative healing support to individual nurses and institutions through workshops and programs”. Check out the “Vitality in Progress” course and additional creative happenings on her website.
Frontier Nursing Service
The Frontier Nursing Service, the first organization in America to use nurses qualified as midwives, combines education and service through a hospital, home health agency, rural healthcare clinics, and a school of nurse midwifery and family nursing. Frontier Nursing University http://www.frontier.edu/
Future of Nursing Campaign for Action
The Future of Nursing Campaign for Action is a collaborative effort to implement solutions to the challenges facing the nursing profession.
Health Care Without Harm
Working to implement ecologically sound and healthy alternatives to healthcare practices that pollute the environment and contribute to disease.
The Truth About Nursing
Created by the founder of The Center for Nursing Advocacy, this site keeps track of nurses and nursing issues in the media and advocates for more positive and accurate images.
American Nurses Association (ANA) Hall of Fame
Includes profiles of nursing heroes who have changed the profession, healthcare in general, and the world around us in profound ways.
Art by Nurses
This website is a virtual gallery for nurse artists.
Disruptive Women in Health Care
This site’s mission is to “serve as a platform for provocative ideas, thoughts, and solutions in the health sphere.”
Health Resources and Services Administration
The site features information on financial aid for students and practitioners and grant programs for schools of nursing.
This one-of-a-kind site provides resources, information, and community for nursing students and nurses with disabilities.
Initiative on the Future of Nursing: Campaign for Action
The Campaign for Action offers solutions to challenges facing nurses and builds upon nurse-based approaches to transforming the way Americans receive healthcare.
Health Workforce Information Center
This online library will help you find and stay up-to-date on health workforce programs and data.