American Nurses Association - NursingWorld: The ANA advances the nursing profession by fostering high standards of nursing practice, promoting the rights of nurses in the workplace, projecting a positive and realistic view of nursing, and by lobbying the Congress and regulatory agencies on health care issues affecting nurses and the public. The ANA offers a lot of great Nursing news and opportunities.
National Student Nurse Association - mentors the professional development of future registered nurses and facilitates their entrance into the professional providing education resources, leadership opportunities, and career guidance--included scholarship opportunities!
The 26th edition of the ICIRN Essential Nursing Resources is presented as a resource for locating nursing information. The list includes print and electronic resources to support nursing practice, education, administration, and research activities.
Nursing Center - Includes CE articles in full text with immediate test results and certificates; 50 nursing journals with table of contents and abstracts; databases of certification, licensure, and nursing organizations.
The Robert Wood Johnson Foundation (RWJF) has funded the Quality and Safety Education for Nurses (QSEN) project for three phases to date. The overall goal through all phases of QSEN is to address the challenge of preparing future nurses with the knowledge, skills and attitudes (KSA) necessary to continuously improve the quality and safety of the healthcare systems in which they work.
These competencies included five from the Institute of Medicine (IOM) -patient centered care, teamwork and collaboration, evidence-based practice, quality improvement and informatics- as well as safety. In addition to these definitions, sets of knowledge, skills and attitudes for each of the six competencies were created for use in nursing pre-licensure programs (Cronenwett, et. al., 2007).
The Six Competencies: