Hurricane Sandy has left a path of devastation in New York and surrounding communities in the Tri-State area, where 670,000 homes and businesses remain without electricity. Click to see how you can help our Registered Nurse Response Network. —Registered Nurse Response Network (RNRN) Blog, 11/08/12 More »
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A national network of direct-care RNs powered by National Nurses United that coordinates sending volunteer RNs to disaster-stricken areas where and when they are needed.
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Once again, members of the Registered Nurse Response Network (RNRN) and National Nurses United (NNU) have answered the call to volunteer their time, energy and expertise, this time to provide basic first aid services at the Occupy Wall Street protest sites across the country. —RNRN Blog, 10/21/11 More »
7 Courses for Healing the World: An Online Program in Women’s Global Health Leadership - CERTIFICATE PROGRAM
The First Academic Program Built from the Values of Bedside RNs
National Nurses United is in the process of establishing an online certificate program in Global Women’s Health Leadership at Rutgers, the State University of New Jersey. Pilot courses are underway for fall semester 2012 and spring semester 2013, and enrollment in the certificate program is expected to start in fall of 2013. For more information on the two pilot courses, please see “Courses.” Any course in the program may be taken independently without enrolling in the program. The NNU Education Department designed the curriculum, and NNU educators will teach certificate courses. Because Rutgers University is accredited, course credit will fulfill general education requirements at most universities and colleges throughout the country.
This academic program is the first ever built from the values of bedsides nurses: compassion for the world’s sick and suffering, a single-standard of care for all people, just distribution of life’s basic necessities, equal opportunities to fulfill our human potential, and commitment to building solidarity with all who share these core values. Students will come to understand patient advocacy as advocacy for humanity. Through this program of courses, NNU continues our work to create a world more aligned with RN values.
A national network of direct-care RNs — powered by National Nurses United — that coordinates sending volunteer RNs to disaster stricken areas where and when they are needed most.
RNRN was organized in 2005 when Katrina and Rita — two of the most destructive hurricanes in history — dramatically exposed America’s flawed disaster relief system. RNRN volunteers went to the devastated Gulf Coast to help provide care for the hundreds of thousands of people abandoned and without food, water, shelter, medical aid, nursing care, or even a basic evacuation plan.
RNRN received an overwhelming response to the call for help after a 7.0 earthquake struck Haiti in January, 2010. RNRN answered the call and deployed RNs aboard the USNS Comfort, and to a hospital in northern Haiti where volunteers worked side by side with local RNs.
RNRN also participated in Continuing Promise 2010 with the United States Navy, treating thousands of patients in eight different countries, including Haiti. RNRN supported the relief efforts in Japan after the March 11, 2011 devastating earthquake, tsunami and nuclear crisis.
RN Magazine covers RNRN responses to San Diego brushfire and Hurricane Katrina missions