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2024 RNO Election Update


The RNO Election was conducted in April 2024. 

We are excited to report that we had a 37% response rate.  

The Nominating Committee want to thank all candidates that demonstrated their strong commitment to RNO by running for office.

The new officers re-elected to the RNO Board effective August 1, 2024, are as follows:

Dr. Polly Petersen—Secretary

Dr. Angie Bushy—Member at Large, 3-year term

Congratulations to both!

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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    New Job Posting 4/25/24

    Interim Surgical Services Nursing Manager Services needed in an Iowa Medical Center – Webster City

    The Position

    • The Interim Surgical Services Nursing Manager will be responsible for the oversight and day to day operations of 2 ORs and 1 endo suite. 
    • This leader will report the Chief Nursing Officer. 
    • This leader will be instrumental in enhancing departmental efficiency, focusing on elevating morale and fostering a culture of teamwork. Additionally, they will play a key role in guiding change management initiatives, ensuring smooth transitions and continuous improvement.
    • Ideal candidates will be seasoned leaders in the operating room who possess a deep understanding of efficient staffing models. They should have the adeptness to engage with a diverse range of personalities, ensuring effective communication and collaboration across the team.


    • Bachelor’s degree, and active RN license required.
    • Significant Critical Access Hospital experience required.

    For additional details, please click here: 

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    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. 

    Read the CPHNO Blog  

    Phone: 1 (609) 519-9689

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    Mullica Hill, NJ 08062

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