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The Rural Assistance Center A product of the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services’ Rural Initiative, the Rural Assistance Center (RAC) was established in December 2002 as a rural health and human services “information portal.” RAC helps rural communities and other rural stakeholders access the full range of available programs, funding, and research that can enable them to provide quality health and human services to rural residents.

The International Council of Nurses is a federation of national nurses’ associations (NNAs), representing nurses in more than 120 countries. Founded in 1899, ICN is the world’s first and widest reaching international organization for health professionals. Operated by nurses for nurses, ICN works to ensure quality nursing care for all, sound health policies globally, the advancement of nursing knowledge, and the presence worldwide of a respected nursing profession and a competent and satisfied nursing workforce.

The National Nursing Consortium is an association of Nurse Managed Health Centers that includes: Nursing Centers, Managed Centers, Managed Care, Community Nurses, Wellness Centers, Community Health Centers, Nurse Managed Community Health Centers in the United States. These provide quality health care services to vulnerable populations and eliminate health disparities in under served communities.

PhD in Rural Nursing at the Decker School of Nursing The purpose of the PhD program is to prepare nurse scholars whose focus is research and scholarship in the delivery of health care to rural residents. Graduates of the program will be able to study significant issues in nursing and generate theory which will extend the knowledge base of nursing in rural health care.

Exceptional Nurse is a nonprofit 501 (c) 3 resource network committed to inclusion of more people with disabilities in the nursing profession. By sharing information and resources, ExceptionalNurse.com hopes to facilitate inclusion of students with disabilities in nursing education programs and foster resilience and continued practice for nurses who are, or become, disabled.