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Rural Resources

  • The International Council of Nurses represents nursing worldwide, advances the nursing profession, facilitates nurses’ well-being, and promotes health, with a significant role with the World Health Organization.
  • The National Council on Aging offers resources, tools, best practices, and advocacy to enhance the health and well-being of older individuals. For example, they provide information about wandering risks for older adults, nutritional guidelines for healthy living, falls prevention, and caregiving.
  • The National Nurse-Led Care Consortium is a non-profit organization that promotes health care services to vulnerable populations to eliminate health disparities in underserved communities.

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Rural News for Nurses Blog

  • February 2024: Community health workers and applicability to pediatric populations.
  • January 2024: Pediatric care in rural areas.
  • December 2023: Mental health resources for rural individuals and families.

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Call for RNO 2024 Board Nominations

The Call for Nominations is open for the 2024 RNO Election. Please consider nominating a colleague or yourself. A nominee must be a current RNO member. Offices to be filled in 2024 are Secretary (2-year term) and Member at Large (3-year term).

To make a nomination, please send an email to RNO Past President Adrianne Lane by February 28, 2024. Your nomination should include the nominee’s name, the office, the nominee’s qualifications, and contact information. We hope you will consider this leadership opportunity. Thank you.

online journal of rural nursing and health care

The Online Journal of Rural Nursing and Health Care aims to provide unrestricted access to timely research and other manuscripts applicable to rural health, nursing, education, practice, and policy.

Anyone may access the Online Journal of Rural Nursing and Health Care to read the Journal. However, if you would like to be notified when a new issue is published or if you want to submit a manuscript to the Journal for review, you need to become a registered user.

Learn more about the Journal, Editorial Staff, and how to register as a user

CMS activities

Read about the activities and accomplishments that CMS has made in improving the health and wellbeing of individuals living and working in rural, frontier, and tribal communities.

Read the CMS report: Improving Health in Rural Communities FY 2021 Year in Review

rno statement on diversity

The RNO recognizes the diversity of rural nursing practice and is a voice for rural nurses to healthcare agencies, academia, and government. As an organization we denounce racism and are committed to achieving health equity, reducing disparities, and respecting human dignity. To undo racism it requires each of us to examine our own biases and engage in difficult conversations. We ask you to consider the history of racism and injustice as we care for our colleagues and our patients, for whom these events have caused pain.

Read our full diversity statement

barriers to quality care

The Rural Nurse Organization is a member of the Council of Public Health Nursing Organizations (CPHNO). Understanding barriers to care in rural communities is a key step in promoting high quality care for rural residents. 

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Phone: 1 (609) 519-9689

PO Box 7
Mullica Hill, NJ 08062

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