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RNO is an organization dedicated to recognizing, promoting, and maintaining the unique specialty of rural nursing practice. We represent all types of rural health care providers from individual rural nurses to healthcare agencies, academia, and government programs.

The Online Journal of Rural Nursing and Healthcare if your link to current trends and practices in rural healthcare. You may link directly to the author of the article, go directly to cited references, and exchange views with other rural nurses who have responded to the article.

RNO.org features a members only section with ways to contact other rural nurses. It also provides valuable links to other resources that can be utilized by the rural nurse. We also offer a quarterly newsletter that provides organization information, articles on rural nurses at work, current research, current practice, and much more.

Leadership Opportunities

Committee membership offers an opportunity to help shape the direction of the organization and the future of rural nursing.

The RNO Board of Directors represents rural nurses across the nation. Quarterly meetings are held to conduct the business of the organization.

Types of Memberships

We offer two types of memberships: Individual Memberships and Institutional Memberships.

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Individual Membership: $55 Annually

Our individual membership is available to healthcare providers, healthcare educators, and healthcare students and retirees.

Benefits:

  • Access to The Online Journal of Rural Nursing and Health Care - the RNO's peer-reviewed, research journal
  • No charge for manuscript submission to the journal
  • Regularly published e-newsletters: Rural Nurse Connection
  • Resources for scholarships, research, and project grants
  • Links to rural resources
  • Eligible to vote in annual elections

Retired/Student Membership: $25 Annually

Our retired/student membership is available to healthcare students and retirees.

Benefits:

  • Access to The Online Journal of Rural Nursing and Health Care - the RNO's peer-reviewed, research journal
  • No charge for manuscript submission to the journal
  • Regularly published e-newsletters: Rural Nurse Connection
  • Resources for scholarships, research, and project grants
  • Links to rural resources
  • Eligible to vote in annual elections

Institutional Membership: $200 Annually

Available to organizations that conduct an educational program in nursing, nursing associations, health care agencies, and other public and private organizations dedicated to quality healthcare for rural communities.

Benefits:

  • Two free individual memberships per site
  • Access to The Online Journal of Rural Nursing and Health Care - the RNO’s peer-reviewed, research journal
  • No charge for manuscript submission to the journal for any employee.
  • Regularly published e-newsletters: Rural Nurse Connection
  • Resources for scholarships, research and project grants
  • Links to rural resources
  • Two  votes in annual elections