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Rural News for Nurses Blog

November 2023: Rural Health People Report 2030;  Provide feedback to enhance maternal healthcare outcomes.

October 2023: News items on improving medication adherence and NPs in rural care.

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2023 International Rural Nursing Conference

The 2023 International Rural Nursing Conference was held July 25-28, 2023, at the Carnegie Hotel, Johnson City, TN. The conference brought together rural and remote nurses, other healthcare professionals, educators, and researchers to address the unique and varied health aspects of rural and remote communities focusing on culture, global health, policy, and interdisciplinary professional issues.

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online journal of rural nursing and health care


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 you may want to submit a manuscript to the Journal for review, you need to become a registered user.

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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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Mullica Hill, NJ 08062

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