Current Nursing News

Up-To-Date News From the World of Professional Nursing



Advancing Professional Development in Nursing

Nursing News

Latest Nursing NewsKeep up to date with the latest nursing news!

As a nursing professional, keeping abreast of the latest developments in the field of nursing can be difficult. RN Education Resource now makes it easier to stay informed by providing up to date nursing news and current nursing information collected  from a variety of sources.

The articles below are listed in chronological order. Just click on a headline to view the full story. Nursing News is updated daily, so be sure to bookmark this page and check it frequently.

*** Our Nursing News feed is provided courtesy of the Robert Wood Johnson Foundation ***

RSS News For Nurses

  • For a Healthier Nation, Let’s Look to Nurses! November 30, 2017
    Nurses need supportive educational, policy, research, and workplace environments in order to effectively drive the change needed that will improve the well-being of all in our nation.
    Paul Kuehnert
  • Catalysts for Change: Harnessing the Power of Nurses to Build Population Health in the 21st Century September 1, 2017
    How can nurses help our nation reverse course on the declining health of its citizens and promote the health of the U.S. population in the 21st century? The Robert Wood Johnson Foundation set out to answer this question.
    Robert Wood Johnson Foundation
  • Five Nurses Share Why They Pursued Research Careers July 19, 2017
    Trailblazing nurse researchers share how their diverse careers are transforming nursing and health care.
    Susan Hassmiller
  • Nursing Interventions at the Start of Life June 27, 2017
    Nurses have long pioneered programs to influence health and well-being at the start of life, but despite these programs’ success, they are far from universal.
    Brand R
  • The Man in the Red Cross Blanket May 17, 2017
    Nurses play a crucial role in building a Culture of Health, no matter where they work. In this personal essay, Sue Hassmiller shares her story about the role nurses played during a difficult time in her life.
    Susan Hassmiller
  • How Nurses Are Caring for Their Communities May 8, 2017
    Nurses across the country volunteer within their own communities. A study in the journal Policy, Politics & Nursing Practice suggests that 80% of 315 nurses surveyed helped improve their community’s health beyond the health care setting.
    Nancy Fishman
  • The Case for Removing Barriers to APRN Practice March 6, 2017
    The IOM issued The Future of Nursing: Leading Change, Advancing Health, which called for the removal of laws, regulations and policies that prevent APRNs from providing the full scope of health care services they are educated and trained to provide.
    Fauteux N
  • Boon or Bane? December 7, 2016
    This report explores the challenges associated with three health care technologies—electronic health records, alarms, and lifting devices—that are intended to help nurses and others provide effective care.
    Fauteux N
  • Everyone Has a Role in Building the Future of Nursing May 13, 2016
    Nurses remain, from year-to-year, the most trusted profession in public opinion polls. Yet they face issues of respect that have dogged them since the beginning of modern nursing. Thankfully, we can all play a role in building the future of nursing.
    Beth Toner
  • Why School Nurses Are the Ticket to Healthier Communities May 11, 2016
    A visit to Mt. Pleasant High School in Wilmington, Delaware, highlights the critical role that school nurses play in fostering healthier kids and communities.
    Susan Hassmiller
  • How to Build a More Diverse and Inclusive Nursing Workforce May 9, 2016
    A nurse leader shares how she overcame significant barriers to pursue a successful career and what we can do to help minorities in nursing succeed.
    Lucia Alfano
  • When Disaster Strikes May 1, 2016
    Experts agree that we can expect more natural disasters, terrorist events and novel infectious diseases in our lifetimes. This issue brief highlights the crucial role of nurses and interprofessional communication in preparation for emergencies.
    Brand R
  • The Changing Face of Nursing January 20, 2016
    Experts believe a more diverse health care workforce is needed to improve the quality of patient care as the U.S. becomes more demographically diverse. A range of strategies for diversifying the nursing workforce have proved effective.
    Vaida B
  • Joint Statement on the Institute of Medicine's Progress Report on the Future of Nursing December 4, 2015
    RWJF has supported nursing initiatives for more than four decades. Now, more than ever, the role that nurses play in improving individual health—and the health care system we all rely upon—is clear.
    Robert Wood Johnson Foundation
  • New Jersey Residency Program Prepares Nurses to Meet Growing Need for Quality Long-Term Care November 16, 2015
    New Jersey’s long-term care nurse residency program is educating nurses in geriatrics and gerontology, teaching them to provide high-quality eldercare, and meeting the state’s need to improve care for seniors. It is a model for the country.
    Robert Wood Johnson Foundation
  • Public Health Nurse Helps Transform Blighted Border Town into Beacon of Hope November 16, 2015
    RWJF Public Health Nurse Leader Arturo Rodriguez is improving the built environment in Brownsville, TX—one of the country’s most impoverished cities—and working with officials in TX and across the border in Mexico to build a Culture of Health.
    Robert Wood Johnson Foundation
  • Nurse Leader Aims to Make a Difference Through Health Policy November 16, 2015
    Future of Nursing Scholar Stephen Perez is earning his PhD, with Robert Wood Johnson Foundation support. His goal is to bring more nursing voices – and his long experience caring for people with HIV/AIDS – to public policy.
    Robert Wood Johnson Foundation
back to top