External Links

Nursing

Occupational Outlook for RN Employment

https://www.bls.gov/ooh/healthcare/registered-nurses.htm

General Nursing Sites

Nursing on the Net: Health Care Resources You Can Use – A Web Sampler of Resources for Nursing Professionals 
From the National Network of Libraries of Medicine (NN/LM).

http://nnlm.gov/training/nursing/sampler.html

Directories and Other Reference Sources

Drugs, Supplements, and Herbal Information 
This resource from MedlinePlus brings together information on drugs, herbs, and supplements.

http://www.nlm.nih.gov/medlineplus/druginformation.html

Health Information 
A rich source of information on a variety of consumer health topics from the National Institutes of Health (NIH). You can either browse health categories or the list of health topics.

http://health.nih.gov

MedTerms Medical Dictionary 
MedTerms online medical dictionary is the medical reference for MedicineNet.Com with easy-to-understand explanations of over 16,000 medical terms.

http://www.medterms.com/script/main/hp.asp

Government Resources

Local Government

Miami-Dade County Health Department
Comprehensive medical information including health topics, flu, health resources, and community programs.

http://www.dadehealth.org/

State Government

Florida Board of Nursing 
Contact information, license requirements, application information, fees, and medical information for nurses and nursing assistants for the State of Florida.

http://www.doh.state.fl.us/mqa/nursing/

Florida Nurses Association 
To serve and support all registered nurses through professional development, advocacy, and the promotion of excellence at every level of professional nursing practice. The only state organization that advocates for nurses regardless of nursing specialty or practice setting.

http://www.floridanurse.org

Federal Government

Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) 
The CDC strives to promote health and quality of life by preventing and controlling disease, injury, and disability. The CDC publishes many important journals such as Morbidity and Mortality Weekly Report and Emerging Infectious Diseases.

http://www.cdc.gov

National Institutes of Health (NIH) 
The NIH is part of the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services and is the primary Federal agency for conducting and supporting medical research. The NIH is comprised of 27 separate Institutes and Centers.

http://www.nih.gov/

National Institute of Nursing Research (NINR) 
Part of the National Institutes of Health (NIH). NINR supports and conducts clinical, basic, and research training of health and illness across the lifespan. The research focus encompasses health promotion, disease prevention, quality of life, health disparities, and end-of-life. NINR seeks to extend the nursing sciences by integrating the biological and behavioral sciences, employing new technologies to research questions, improving research methods, and developing the scientists of the future.

http://www.ninr.nih.gov

International

WHO/OMS: World Health Organization 
WHO’s objective is the attainment of the highest possible level of health for everyone. WHO played a major role in the eradication of smallpox and is now striving to eradicate polio and many other infectious diseases. They also respond to epidemics and pandemics such as Avian Influenza (Bird Flu) and Pandemic (H1N1).

http://www.who.int/

Nursing History

American Association for the History of Nursing (AAHN) 
This organization provides a Nursing History Primer and Bibliography of Historical Methodology. Additionally, the resources for the Nursing History section include recent publications and links to other related sites.

http://www.aahn.org/index.html

National League for Nursing History

http://www.nln.org/aboutnln/info-history.htm

Nursing Research

Agency for Healthcare Research and Quality 
Especially useful categories include Research Findings, Quality and Patient Safety, and Data and Surveys.

http://www.ahrq.gov/

Professional Societies and Organizations

American Academy of Nurse Practitioners 
The official website from AANP provides resources for nurse practitioners, the healthcare community and consumers. It contains information on professional development, conferences, certification programs, legislation, practice, research, and education.

http://www.aanp.org

American Assembly for Men in Nursing 
Provides a framework for male nurses to meet, discuss, and influence factors which affect men as nurses.

http://www.aamn.org/

American Association of Critical-Care Nurses 
The American Association of Critical-Care Nurses (AACN) is the world’s largest specialty nursing association.

http://aacn.org/

American College of Nurse Practitioners 
Founded in 1993, the American College of Nurse Practitioners (ACNP) is a national non-profit membership organization headquartered in Washington, DC. The ACNP is focused on advocacy and keeping members current on legislative, regulatory, and clinical practice issues.

http://acnpweb.org

American Holistic Nurses Association 
The purpose of the AHNA is to renew and enhance the art of nurturing and caring for the whole person. The AHNA serves as a bridge between the traditional medical paradigm and universal complementary and alternative healing practices.

http://ahna.org

American Nurses Association 
The American Nurses Association is a full-service professional organization representing the interests of the nation’s 2.9 million Registered Nurses. Provides comprehensive information about services, nursing issues, programs, and networking opportunities to advance the nursing profession.

http://www.ana.org

The Association of periOperative Registered Nurses 
The site provides services, products, and networking opportunities to assist perioperative registered nurses in advancing their careers.

http://www.aorn.org

American Psychiatric Nurses Association 
The American Psychiatric Nurses Association provides leadership to promote psychiatric-mental health nursing. Additionally, to improve mental healthcare for culturally diverse individuals, families, groups, and communities and to shape health policy for the delivery of mental health services.

http://www.apna.org/

Florida Board of Nursing 
Contact information, license requirements, application information, fees, and medical information for nurses and nursing assistants for the State of Florida.

http://www.doh.state.fl.us/mqa/nursing/

Florida Nurses Association 
To serve and support all registered nurses through professional development, advocacy, and the promotion of excellence at every level of professional nursing practice. The only state organization that advocates for nurses regardless of nursing specialty or practice setting.

http://www.floridanurse.org

National League For Nursing 
The National League for Nursing advances quality nursing education that prepares the nursing workforce to meet the needs of diverse populations in an ever-changing health care environment.

http://www.nln.org/

National Student Nurses’ Association 
NSNA website provides resources and services for students to prepare for initial licensing as registered nurses. Links to career opportunities.

http://www.nsna.org

Nursing Center 
The Nursing Center provides the latest articles from the leading nursing journals, CE activities, job opportunities,- and much more.

http://www.nursingcenter.com

U.S. Department of Labor, Bureau of Labor Statistics
Government information on nursing, including nature of the work, working conditions,
employment, training, qualifications, advancement, job outlook, earnings, and additional information.

http://www.bls.gov/oco/ocos083.htm

Statistical Sources

Administration on Aging: Aging Statistics 
The Administration on Aging’s statistical information section is designed for Older Americans and their families as well as those concerned with providing the opportunities and services to enrich the lives of older persons and support their independence.

http://www.aoa.gov/AoARoot/Aging_Statistics/index.aspx

CDC WONDER 
From the Centers for Disease Control, CDC WONDER (Wide-ranging On-line Data for Epidemiologic Research) provides a single point of access to a variety of CDC reports, guidelines, and even numeric public health data. You may access statistical research data published by CDC, as well as reference materials, reports and guidelines on health-related topics. You can also query numeric data sets on the CDC’s mainframe and other computers, via “fill-in-the blank” web pages. Public-use data sets about mortality (deaths), cancer incidence, HIV and AIDS, TB, natality (births), census data and many other topics are available for query, and the requested data are readily summarized and analyzed.

http://wonder.cdc.gov/

FloridaHealth.Com
Check whether a doctor is licensed in the State of Florida and if the person has been sanctioned by the Medical Board.

http://ww2.doh.state.fl.us/IRM00PRAES/PRASLIST.ASP

Florida Health Finder
Click Search by Facility Type / Location to get a list of Florida health care facilities. Click Search by Proximity to find facilities closest to your home.

http://www.floridahealthfinder.gov/FacilityLocator/facloc.aspx

County and City Data Book 
Data for all U.S. states, counties, and cities with a population of 25,000 or more. It contains additional data for places with a population of 100,000 or more. Also included is a complete set of state maps showing all counties, places of 25,000 or more population, and metropolitan areas. Topical areas include age, agriculture, births, business establishments, climate, construction, crime, deaths, earnings, education, elections, employment, finance, government, health, households, housing, income, labor force, manufactures, population, poverty, race and Hispanic origin, social services, and water use. Data comes from the U.S. Census Bureau and other federal statistical bureaus, governmental administrative, regulatory agencies, and private research bodies.

http://www.census.gov/statab/www/ccdb.html

Fedstats: One Stop Shopping for Federal Statistics 
More than 100 agencies in the United States Federal Government produce statistics of interest to the public. The Federal Interagency Council on Statistical Policy maintains this site to provide easy access to the full range of the statistics and information produced by these agencies for public use.

http://www.fedstats.gov/

Florida Department of Health
Comprehensive healthcare information website from the State of Florida.

http://www.doh.state.fl.us/

Measure DHS: Demographic and Health Surveys 
DHS provides decision-makers with information necessary to plan, monitor, and evaluate population, health, and nutrition programs. In addition, DHS plays a major role in furthering international understanding of global population and health trends. Publications may be searched, or you may browse publications by country, publication type, and / or topic.

http://www.measuredhs.com/

National Center for Health Statistics 
The mission of the National Center for Health Statistics (NCHS) is to provide statistical information that will guide actions and policies to improve the health of the American people. As the Nation’s principal health statistics agency, NCHS leads the way with accurate, relevant, and timely data.

http://www.cdc.gov/nchs/

 

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