These sites have been featured in Donna’s monthly e-newsletter Nursing Connections™
A nursing community for nurses, the website helps empower those considering nursing, mentors nursing students, and offers practical advice to nurses throughout the world.
American Academy of Nursing
Serves the public and nursing profession by advancing health policy and practice through the generation, synthesis and dissemination of nursing knowledge.
American Association of Colleges of Nursing
Information, trends, and resources related to nursing education, nursing workforce, and more.
American Association for the History of Nursing, Inc.
Extensive information and links about nursing history, conducting historical research, and using archives.
American Cannabis Nurse Association
Dedicated to integrating the science of the Endocannabinoid System (medical marijuana) with nursing practice.
American Holistic Nurses Association
Promotes the education of nurses, other healthcare professionals, and the public in all aspects of holistic caring and healing.
American Nurses Association
The American Nurses Association (ANA) is the only full-service professional organization representing the interests of the nation’s 3.1 million registered nurses through its constituent and state nurses associations and its organizational affiliates.
American Nurse Today
The official journal of the American Nurses Association.
American Nurses Foundation
Philanthropic and charitable arm of the American Nurses Association and promotes the health of the public and advances the nursing profession through the development and support of programs of excellence.
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
A virtual gallery for nurse artists.
Arthur L. Davis Publishing Agency, Inc.
Has been publishing nursing newspapers for more than 30 years.
Country Joe McDonald’s Tribute to Florence Nightingale
This touching tribute to Flo (and nurses in general) features audio clips of the four songs Country Joe has written about nurses.
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.”
Donna’s Online Nursing Community
This site’s mission is to serve as a platform for provocative ideas, thoughts, and solutions in the health sphere.
This one-of-a-kind site provides resources, information, and community for nursing students and nurses with disabilities.
Forum for Shared Governance
Here’s the place to find out everything you ever wanted to know about shared governance and then some.
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.
Future of Nursing Campaign for Action
A collaborative effort to implement solutions to the challenges facing the nursing profession.
Health Care Without Harm
Works to implement ecologically sound and healthy alternatives to healthcare practices that pollute the environment and contribute to disease.
Health Resources and Services Administration
Information on financial aid for students and practitioners and grant programs for schools of nursing.
Health Workforce Information Center
This online library will help you find and stay up-to-date on health workforce programs and data.
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.
Interagency Council on Information Resources in Nursing (ICIRN)
A voluntary group made up of agencies and organizations concerned with providing library and informational resources for nursing and improving access to library services for all nurses.
International Council of Nurses
ICN is a federation of more than 130 national nurses associations, representing the more than 16 million nurses worldwide.
International Family Nursing Association
Global community of nurse scholars and practitioners who care about the health and healing of families (over 400 members from 26 countries).
International Parish Nurse Resource Center
Resources and information to parish nurses and those interested in the specialty.
Institute for Staffing Excellence and Innovation
Provides access to information and education that helps organizations achieve excellence in staffing.
Johnson & Johnson’s Campaign for Nursing
Offers information designed to enhance the image of the nursing profession, recruit new nurses and nurse faculty, and help retain nurses currently in the profession.
The Luminary Project: Nurses Lighting the Way to Environmental Health
Showcases stories of nurses’ activities to improve human health by improving the health of the environment.
Licensed healthcare professionals residing in the United States who register can download and continue to update for free the Merck Manual, Harrison’s Practice, Pocket Guide to Diagnostic Tests, and other tools.
Medi-Smart Nursing Humor
Great compilation of nursing and medical jokes, humor, and wit.
Resources and information for the growing population of minority nurses in America.
Military Nurses in Vietnam
Extensive compilation of personal accounts, poetry, letters, and photos about and by nurses who served in Vietnam.
Committed to developing nursing diagnostic terminology that would provide nurses at all levels and in all areas of practice with standardized nursing terminology
National Coalition of Ethnic Minority Nurse Associations
Collaboration of ethnic minority nurse associations
National Council of State Boards of Nursing
A not-for-profit organization whose purpose is to provide an organization through which boards of nursing act and counsel together on matters of common interest and concern affecting the public health, safety and welfare, including the development of licensing examinations in nursing
National League for Nursing
NLN is dedicated to excellence in nursing education.
National Nursing Centers Consortium
Supports nurse-led care and nurses at the front lines of care
National Nurse Blogspot
Visit this blog to learn more about the campaign to create the Office of the National Nurse within the federal government and how you can support it.
National Organization of Nurses With Disabilities
Works to promote equity for people with disabilities and chronic health conditions in nursing
National Student Nurses’ Association
Provides educational resources, leadership opportunities, and career guidance to future nurses
New Jersey Nursing Initiative
The New Jersey Nursing Initiative’s goal is to “eliminate, or significantly reduce, the state’s nurse faculty shortage, a key reason for the predicted nurse shortage in the state.”
The Nightingales Nurses
These nurse activists work to focus public attention on the behavior of the tobacco industry and its contribution to the preventable epidemic of tobacco-caused disease and death.
Along with articles from Nursing Spectrum and NurseWeek, this website features nursing news, continuing education, jobs, and my online Dear Donna advice column.
This site features “A Nursing Manifesto: A Call to Conscience and Action.”
This site provides an online haven and resources for those suffering from drug and alcohol addiction.
NurseZone.com is an online community dedicated to providing nurses with professional and personal development information and opportunities.
Nurse’s Children Foundation, Inc.
This non-profit organization provides collegiate financial opportunities for children who have suffered the loss of a parent in the nursing profession.
The Nurses’ Health Study
This site offers info on Nurses’ Health Studies, which are among the largest and longest running investigations of factors that influence women’s health.
Features interviews with nurse leaders and nurse healers
Nurses for a Healthier Tomorrow
Coalition of nursing and healthcare organizations working together to wage a communications campaign to attract people to the nursing profession
Nursing Fact Sheet
In an effort to clear up misconceptions about the nursing profession, the American Association of Colleges of Nursing has compiled a page full of nursing facts.
Nursing Memorial at Arlington National Cemetery
This website provides information about a memorial honoring armed forces nurses buried in Arlington National Cemetery’s Section 21 – also called the “Nurses Section.”
Nursing Theory Link Page
This site is a compilation of the most used links to information about nursing theorists, such as Virginia Henderson and Patricia Benner.
Nurse’s Career Center
The American Nurses Association has created a site with resources for those looking for a job or leaving a job.
Nurses House provides short-term financial assistance to nurses in need due to illness, injury, or disability.
One Nurse at a Time
This nonprofit organization helps nurses look for local, national, and international volunteer opportunities.
Safe Lifting Portal
Provides how-to articles about safe lifting.
Self Care Magazine NEW
This SELF CARE digital magazine will help inform, inspire and entertain. The goal for the information they offer is to improve care providers mental, physical, and emotional health and to prevent burnout and compassion fatigue.
SkillStat Learning features learning tools, such as an ECG Simulator, a cardiac trivia game, and an ACLS quiz; a library consisting of a selection of chapters from two critical care texts; and a selection of products.
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.
The Virginia Henderson International Nursing Library
A resource for nursing research.
Your Future in Nursing
This instructional program combines the interactivity of video computer gaming with real-life nursing scenarios