“Recognition of the diversity of rural nursing practice. A voice for rural nurses to health care agencies, academia and government. Continuing education and access to resources for rural nurses. Quality health care for rural communities.”


 RNO Anna Mae Award Criteria 2016

Call for Nominations! Please review the above noted criteria and send in your nominations for the Outstanding Performance of Rural Nurses: The Anna Mae Ericksen RNO Award" for 2016. It will be awarded at the International Rural Nursing Conference Rapid City, South Dakota!


Rapid City, South Dakota:   July 19-21, 2016


Please join us in the scenic Black Hills of western South Dakota! The bi-annual International Rural Nursing Conference will be held July 19-21, 2016 in Rapid City, South Dakota. This conference will be led by the Matson Halverson Christiansen Hamilton Foundation (MHCH), South Dakota State University, and the University of South Dakota, in conjunction with the Rural Nursing Organization. This conference will follow in the tradition of previous rural nursing and health research conferences held most recently in Bozeman, Montana, USA; Binghamton, New York, USA; Sudbury, Ontario, Canada; and Albury, Australia. Nationally and internationally known researchers, practitioners, and educators from multiple disciplines whose focus is improving the health of rural people and communities will be participating. We hope to see all of you there!