101 Best Sites for Nursing - 2012

Nursing is one of the most vital and growing career paths in health care, and as more nurses are trained and the need for primary care increases to the point where MDs can’t meet the demand, nurses are branching out into new specialties, and starting practices in fields like holistic nursing, psychiatric nursing, and even massage and other treatments. There’s still plenty of demand in traditional nursing fields like critical care and psychiatric nursing, and anyone looking at a long term career as a nurse should check out all the available fields before committing to a specialty. The sites on this list are representative of the range of careers available to a dedicated nurse.

Click the Links Below to Navigate to Specific Categories:

Emergency Nursing & Critical Care

Emergency nurses are responsible for providing immediate medical attention to patients either on the site of their injury or at a hospital or clinic. These nurses deal with life and death situations regularly, and provide crucial treatment under intense pressure.

  1. European Federation of Critical Care Nurses Associations

    European Federation of Critical Care Nurses Associations

    The EfCCNa offers a different perspective on emergency nursing, provided with a European slant on topics such as virtual nursing to critical care. A gallery of photos might make you want to attend one of their European conferences.

  2. Society of Critical Care Medicine

    Society of Critical Care Medicine

    With nearly 16,000 members in over 100 countries, SCCM is the largest multiprofessional organization dedicated to ensuring excellence and consistency in critical care practice. Learn more about this organization, including its offerings in education, research, and advocacy.

  3. The Pediatric Critical Care Website

    For seventeen years, Pediatric Critical Care has provides multidisciplinary and practical resources for nurses, including Internet peer-reviewed original content integrated with links to selected web supported documents.

  4. Louisiana ENA

    The Louisiana State Council of the Emergency Nurses Association provides a massive resource for nurses in that state and in other locations as well. Take advantage of new courses, tips on hurricane and other disasters, and a weekly teaching tip.

  5. Code Blog

    A critical care nurse began this blog by sharing experiences and stories from the trenches. Now, anyone can ask to publish their health-care related personal stories. Be sure to read the submission guidelines.

  6. Crass-Pollination: An ER Blog

    An RN in Montana pens a funny, quirky, and engaging blog about emergency rooms and health care in general. Cross-pollination refers to the act of visiting emergency rooms at hospitals in a general vicinity “for dubious reasons.”

  7. madness: tales of an emergency room nurse

    Through this blog, you can take a look at an inner city emergency room through the eyes of a veteran nurse who has a sense of humor and a sense of the absurd. Read a few entries, and we bet you’ll be hooked.

  8. Nurse XY

    NurseXY has been going strong with this blog since 2010. Although the main topic is about nursing school, Robert has moved beyond that experience to topics about employment, patient encounters, and treadmill musings.

  9. Emergiblog

    Kim, a nurse in the San Francisco Bay area, has been working in this field for 33 years. She’s been writing engaging articles on the Internet since 2006. She’s also a guest blogger at other nurse sites, and she’s a member of the Better Health blogging network.

  10. ER Nurses Blog

    This blog offers a way for emergency room nurses to share their stories with readers. This blog has been around since 2007, showing longevity through the quality of the site and its materials.

  11. South Dakota ENA

    SD ENA is an organization that provides a base for ER nurses throughout South Dakota. They offer education opportunities, resources and research, and a private members-only section that provides information only for those nurses dedicated to this organization.

  12. Trauma.org

    Trauma nurses everywhere can take advantage of the excellent information, images, and resources provided by this independent non-profit organization. Register to join the trauma list-serv or to receive a subscription.

  13. American Association of Critical Care Nurses

    As a trauma or critical care nurse, you can become part of the largest specialty nursing organization in the world. AACN represents the interests of more than 500,000 nurses who care for acutely and critically ill patients across the globe.

  14. Oklahoma Emergency Nurses Association

    The Oklahoma ENA is a nationally-chartered organization that represents the interests of Oklahoma’s emergency nurses and their patients. This site is filled with great information about education, resources, advocacy, and events.

  15. Trauma Queen

    This UK nurse is a poet with the heart of a kid who likes to set off firecrackers. The blog is filled with a combination of fiction, real experience, reporting, and drama, all sure to please any reader.

  16. Emergency Nurses Association

    Emergency Nurses Association

    This organization welcomes any ER or trauma nurse, no matter the setting. Administrators, students, educators, flight, or pediatric nurses all can enjoy the continuing education, resources, community, and accreditations offered by this professional venue.

  17. MoJo RN

    MojoRN

    Don’t enter if you’re easily offended, but this nurse can bring out the giggles even in the holiest of ER nurses. Expect a healthy dose of sarcasm, cynicism, and some really funny stuff in this blog.

  18. Nurse J

    Nurse J

    A male critical care nurse blogs about working in critical care…but he also talks about his family, which consists of a wife, two boys, and another child on the way. Follow this “dood” to learn more about the mind of a guy working ICU.

  19. Arizona Emergency Nurses Association

    Arizona Emergency Nurse Association

    If you’re an ER nurse in Arizona, join this group to connect to other trauma nurses in your state. Meet up, scarf up the resources, enjoy the courses and the help with research from this organization.

  20. Indiana Emergency Nurses Association

    Indiana Emergency Nurses Association

    The mission for this organization is to influence excellence in emergency nursing and care through leadership, education, advocacy, mentoring, and collaboration. You couldn’t ask for more if you’re an ER nurse in Indiana.

Holistic Nursing

Holistic nurses emphasize health in all areas of life and provide both medical treatment and advice on how to maintain physical health, mental health, relationships, and moods to promote good health in the long term and prevent ailments caused by chronic bad health habits.

  1. The Healing Arts Massage Studio

    The Healing Arts Massage Studio

    An LPN is one of the partners in this practice that offers Swedish and therapeutic massage and polarity therapy. Both partners are licensed massage therapists who believe in a holistic transformative healing experience.

  2. Naturally Holistic

    Naturally Holistic

    Carmen is a holistic nurse practitioner who is open about her experiences in this profession. She offers a wide variety of resources free on her site for anyone who seeks a way to become healthy and stay healthy through living a naturally holistic lifestyle.

  3. Earth’s Wisdom

    Earths Wisdom

    Dorothy Whitton is an RN who understands the need for alternate health paths for people who want them. She works through hypnosis, visualization and meditation, Reiki and healing touch to help individuals through a wide variety of trials such as quitting smoking and childbirth.

  4. Komyo Reiki Kai New York

    Komyo Reiki Kai New York

    Lilia is an RN and critical care nurse who is dedicated to her life as a Reiki practitioner. She is a teacher and healer who shares her profound sense of gratitude for this healing and spiritual path.

  5. Minnesota Holistic Nursing Association

    Minnesota Holistic Nursing Association

    This organization was founded in 1987, and has since stayed at the forefront of the shifting paradigm in holistic health care. If you are a licensed nurse in Minnesota who takes a mind-body-spirit-emotion approach to the nursing practice, you may want to seek the support and networking provided by this group.

  6. ALternativesPlus Integrative Nursing Services

    Alternatives Plus

    Judy has 23 years of public health, school, mental health and addictions nursing and three years of experience as a clinical nurse educator. She brings her knowledge to this business with an approach that integrates the Trager International approach to mind/body health.

  7. Healing from the Heart

    Healing from the Heart

    Kathy Lipinski, RN, MSN, RMT, CH, also is a healer who works through hypnosis, Reiki, and other resources to help patients reach their health goals. Healing from the heart is about healing at the physical, emotional, mental, and spiritual levels.

  8. Institute for Integrative Medicine

    institute for integrative medicine

    Among the partners at this institute is a person with medical training and who also experienced an integrative medicine fellowship with Dr. Andrew Weil. Dr. Weil has been long known as the father of integrative medicine, and Kim brings that same experience — a combination of traditional and ancient arts that heal body, mind, and spirit.

  9. The Turning Point

    The Turning Point by Michele Bourgeois

    After 30 years in the traditional medical field, Michèle now offers skills that enhance her knowledge of bedside nursing and teaching. She practices her healing energy arts both in person and long distance with her clients.

  10. Holistic Health & Counseling

    Holistic Health and Counseling

    Phyllis received her degree in nursing before holistic health was popular. Now, with the acceptance of a mind-body-spirit healing acceptance, she is dedicated to inspiring individuals to be all they can be through help with hypnotherapy, guided imagery, stress management and meditation, and other practices.

  11. American Holistic Nurses Association

    American Holistic Nurses Association

    The AHNA is an organization that serves more than 5,700 members across the U.S. with education, research, resources, and networking opportunities. This professional organization highlights the acceptance of holistic healing throughout the country and is devoted to representing holistic nursing as an official nursing specialty.

  12. American Holistic Nurses Credentialing Corporation

    American Holistic Nurses Credentialing Corporation

    AHNCC is the only international credentialing body for holistic nursing care. Founded in 1997, this organization is an ideal example of how far holistic nursing has advanced in the U.S. over the past decade as AHNCC validates the knowledge, skills, and attitudes that it find essential to this practice.

  13. The Lyman Center

    The Lyman Center

    Gale Lyman is an RN who has become a holistic nurse educator and the founder of a center that focuses on offering clients both alternative and conventional options for self care. The center offers the chance to learn and be inspired by holistic healing and teaching.

  14. Oregon Holistic Nurses Association

    Oregon Holistic Nurses Association

    The majority of the governing board and the advisor to this organization are RNs who promote the use of holistic nursing practices to help people understand the mind-body-spirit connection with healing. The organization seeks to serve as a bridge between traditional medical and alternative healing practices.

  15. RN Therapeutics

    RN Therapeutics

    Although an RN for more than a decade, Karen decided to take her care for individuals to another level by adding advanced medical and therapeutic bodywork modalities to her practice. She specializes in cancer, geriatric, pregnancy, and in infant massage as well as pain management.

  16. Elizabeth Thorson RN, Certified Intuitive

    Elizabeth Thorson

    Many holistic nurses who have logged years in the traditional practice of medicine often started out wanting to develop alternative healing skills. That’s what happened with Elizabeth, who — after her experiences as an RN — is now working as an intuitive who is devoted to mind/body healing.

  17. Penick Healthcare

    Penick Healthcare

    A Certified Family Nurse Practitioner with a Doctorate in Nursing Practice has also achieved a PhD in energy medicine and a ThD in spiritual healing…now Dr. Julie and Robyn, a Certified Natural Health Professional, offer their services in nutrition and biofeedback to help individuals balance their lives and their health.

  18. Marie Manuchehri, RN, Energy Intuitive

    Marie Manuchehri

    Marie is an energy medicine healer who began her healing career as an oncology nurse. Her private practice now includes thousands of clients from around the world, and she also is a very well recognized author, public speaker, teacher, and mentor.

  19. Ask Me House

    Ask Me House

    Elaine Kiener is a registered nurse who now is the Creative Energy Officer (CEO) of ASK ME House, LLC, where she helps clients find the ability to care for themselves through facilitating change in the healing process. She brings a wealth of personal and traditional knowledge to her practice, as well as to her website.

  20. Minerva Educational and Wellness Treatment Center LLC

    Minerva Education and Wellness Treatment Center LLC

    Dr. Betty was an RN for over three decades, and now also holds a master’s degree in education and a doctorate in holistic health. She offers services such as healing touch, aromatherapy, and integrated energy therapy in her practice, and she offers seminars on various holistic topics for the general public.

  21. Journey to Health Homeopathic Healing

    Journey to Health Homeopathic Healing

    A male in the holistic health field as is rare as a male in the nursing practice, but Douglas Brown is making a name for himself through his homeopathic healing programs. After he graduated from Yale University’s Family Nurse Practitioner Program in 1987, he worked for a decade prescribing pharmaceutical drugs; now, he is devoted to the 200-year-old medical tradition of homeopathy.

  22. Integrative Health Practices

    Integrative Health Practices

    Susan brings the experience of integrative and complementary nursing experiences in hospitals and private settings to her practice focused on holistic self-care and health promotion. She lectures and presents workshops for hospitals, community groups, national support groups, and colleges as she spreads the word about the value of traditional medicine combined with integrative techniques.

  23. Toni Gilbert, RN, MA, HNC

    Toni Gilbert Transpersonal Counselor

    Toni Gilbert, RN, believes in the power of balancing the mind, body, and spirit as a way to gain a healthy lifestyle. She uses guided imagery, therapeutic touch, meditation, archetypal Tarot, and dream interpretation to help bring the mental and spiritual power back into healing and disease prevention.

  24. Academy of Oncology Nurse Navigators

    Academy of Oncology Nurse Navigators

    AONN is the largest national specialty nurse organization dedicated to improving patient care and lifestyle quality by promoting the role of oncology nurse and patient navigators. Over 2,000 members provide a network of professional patient advocates who seek to better manage the cancer care treatment for their patients.

Psychiatric Nursing

Psychiatric nurses deal with mental and behavioral disorders and may recommend talk therapy, medication, or an assortment of other methods for diagnosing and treating psychiatric problems.

  1. Zest & Harmony Counseling

    Zest and Harmony Counseling

    Cassandra is a psychiatric nurse who uses a holistic approach to help her patients integrate body, mind, and spirital elements for a healing experience. She specializes in depression, anxiety, addictions, relationship issues, and other life transitions.

  2. New Vistas Mental Health

    New Vistas Mental Health

    Bobbi is a Psychiatric Nurse Practitioner who applies both psychotherapeutic and psychiatric approaches to help patients with their treatment strategies. This holistic method assesses both physical and mental issues to lead to the best patient outcomes possible.

  3. Columbia Therapy Associates and Psychiatric Practice of Steven M. Gordon

    Columbia Therapy Associates

    Steven Gordon is a Family Psychiatric Nurse Practitioner who treats ADHD, depression, anxiety, PDD NOS, and other issues that need a supportive life coach. His practice website offers a lot of information for prospective and current patients who want to know more about his therapeutic practice.

  4. Center for Creative Balance

    Center for Creative Balance

    Dr. Jim Wells, and board-certified psychiatrist Libba Wells — who is a psychiatric nurse specialist who applies her practice for adults and adolescents — work together to provide services for individuals, couples, and families. Their focus is on developing a life balance based upon a holistic approach to stress, grief, anxiety, panic, and other mental or emotional imbalances.

  5. Maryland Psychiatric Solutions

    Maryland Psychiatric Solutions

    Julie Twigg, CRNP-PMH, offers a comprehensive and holistic service that addresses individuals with mental health issues or concerns. Her practice is two-fold, as she helps patients identify any physical, neurological, or chemical imbalances as well as reduce the symptoms that may hinder patients from functioning in a healthy manner.

  6. PDX Mindful Therapy

    PDX Mindful Therapy

    Laurence Grisanti, PMHNP, is a firm believer that returning to a state of balance and harmony is everyone’s goal. His goal is to help individuals be successful in their goals by using a balance of psychiatric medication and psychotherapy as a path to mental wellness.

  7. Cyberdreamwork

    CyberDreamWork

    Experience a real-time interactive dreamwork experience via the Internet, provided by the International Society for Embodied Imagination. Based upon Jungian practices, groups of five or more people meet in a private room to discuss dreams as a means to delve into the creative imagination.

  8. Integrative Psych NP

    Integrative Psych NP

    Rhoda believes in walking the walk, and incorporates yoga, meditation, and a healthy lifestyle into her own life as she seeks to help others. She is a psychiatric nurse who has helped a wide range of people with an equally wide range of mental issues, but her main focus in her profession is to help others seek a healthy balance (along with some humor) in their lives.

  9. Alternative Mental Health Treatment, LLC

    Alternative Mental health Treatment LLC

    Terri Squires is a board-certified Psychiatric Mental Health Nurse Practitioner in Kansas who practices a combination of traditional medication and alternative mental health treatments to help treat mental health issues. Terri specializes in clients who suffer with depression, sleep issues, dependency issues, mood swings, and anxiety.

  10. Family Psychiatric Services, LLC

    Family Psychiatric Services LLC

    If you suffer from years of failed psychiatric help, try the approach offered by Traci Marando Harkins, APRN-BC. She believes in treating her patients with a holistic approach that examines present symptoms as well as underlying causes and uses treatments such as nutrition and homeopathy as well as traditional psychiatric treatments.

  11. Benchmark Psychiatric Services, LTD.

    Benchmark Psychiatric Services LTD

    If you want to be happy, think about looking into Benchmark’s services for child, adult, geriatric, and whole family wellness solutions. They provide services in Illinois as well as in nursing and assisted living facilities in Illinois and in Kentucky, with a goal of providing a multidisciplinary approach to emotional, behavioral, and cognitive issues.

  12. Alan Simons ARNP

    Alan Simons ARNP

    As an adult who suffers with ADHD, depression, anxiety, or bipolar disorders, you may know that help is waiting for you. Alan Simons, ARNP, provides that help through medications but also through skill building techniques and therapy that can help you build confidence and meet the world head on with renewed hope.

  13. Trailtalk Therapy

    TrailTalk Therapy

    This unique therapy solution takes clients into a holistic approach to mental issues by using nutrition and exercise physiology in combination with medicine and psychiatry to achieve results. Allison provides plenty of chances to learn about this methodology through her blog and her site, which also offers materials on how to get started on the virtual and literal path to wellness.

  14. Cheryl Waskiewicz, APRN

    Cheryl Waskiewicz APRN

    Cheryl Waskiewicz, APRN, is one of the few psychiatric nurses who focus on just one malady — ADHD — and its treatment. Through evaluation, medication management, psychotherapy, and working with your budget and health insurance company, Cheryl seeks to provide a safe, trusting, and healthy environment for her clients.

  15. International Society of Psychiatric-Mental Health Nurses

    International Society of Psychiatric Mental-Health Nurses

    ISPN provides a foundation that can help support psychiatric nurses while advocating for a health care policy that promotes equitable treatment and care for individuals, families, and entire communities. Membership in this organization provides a voice for their advocacy as well as provides the psychiatric nurse with opportunities for networking and leadership.

  16. Parenting Partners

    Parenting Partners

    Parents aren’t provided blueprints when the baby is born. Without proper support and help, parents can become frustrated with partnering and behavioral issues in the home. This is where Bonnie Compton can help, as she becomes a parent coach who can help parents find solutions that help families find a joyful bond with each other and their children through the convenient application of appointments conducted by phone.

  17. Amenda Clinic

    Amenda Clinic

    The medical and nurse staff at Amenda Clinic bring holistic, natural, and integrative care to the health field forefront with naturopathy, biofeedback, acupuncture, medication management, and other traditional and alternative treatments. Their philosophy is that the key to healing mental illness comes from a total wellness in mind, body, and spirit.

  18. Jill Ridley, DNP, PMHNP, RX-NP, B.C.

    Jill Ridley

    Jill Ridley is a psychiatric nurse practitioner in private practice who seeks to integrate behavioral and physical health care as a way to decrease the stigma attached to mental illness. She’s a believer in lifelong learning, and considering her interests in Spanish literature, mental health care, and nursing, she appears to walk the walk when it comes to a balanced and happy life.

  19. Houston Mind Body Counseling

    Houston Mind Body Counseling

    Dr. Tom Rodriquez is the driving force behind Houston Mind-Body Counseling, an integrative practice that looks at the physical as well as emotional issues in play. This center focuses on individual, group, and family or marital psychotherapy along with exceptional stress management services.

  20. The Focus Center Counseling & Psychiatric

    The Focus Center

    With a focus on services to help children, adolescents, adults, and families overcome the challenges in their lives, this group also reaches out into community to provide training and services to outpatient mental health centers, juvenile justice centers, psychiatric hospitals, and school-based and private settings. This activity sounds like a plan to build a healthy community.

  21. Front Street Clinic

    Front Street Clinic

    This clinic provides a website that demonstrates an open and serene experience to mental health issues. Not only can a prospective client chose a provider online, but this clinic also thoroughly explains their processes, including insurance, privacy, and philosophies.

  22. Midlothian Behavioral Associates

    Midlothian Behavioral Health Associates

    This clinic, located in Midlothian, Virginia, provides a wide range of services to address behavioral health matters. They offer these services to adults, couples, families, and adolescents and provide and encourage alternative as well as traditional solutions.

  23. Youngsville Mental Health

    Youngsville Mental Health

    This small agency of therapists provide psychological services to children and adults in Franklin County, North Carolina, and surrounding areas. A focus is on individual therapy, but the settings often aren’t traditional, as these therapists meet the client at the office, but also at homes and in schools.

  24. Lucy Anne Sikes, MS

    Lucy Sikes, MS

    Lucy is a Jungian therapist who follows Jung’s path to the point of visiting Africa to study the Bushman of the Kalahari. Her site is a fascinating view into how Jungian therapy might work for some individuals who could benefit from dream therapy and analysis and depth psychological work.

  25. American Psychiatric Nurses Association

    American Psychiatric Nurses Association

    The APNA is a psychiatric nurse’s best friend when it comes to resources, continuing education, jobs, and networking. Since 1986, this organization has grown to be the largest professional membership organization committed to PMH nursing and wellness promotion.

  26. Private Practice Center of NY

    Private Practice Center of NY

    This New York center provides a wide range of services to treat conditions that range from ADHD in children and adults to weight loss and maintenance treatments and ensuing issues. The website is a testament to helping others help themselves through thorough explanations about treatment and a quiz that asks readers how well they maintain a balanced life.

  27. Sally French, MSN, APNc, BC

    Sally French

    Sally French specializes in individual, couples, and family therapy as well as psychotropics management. She also is the Departmental Head of the Psychiatry at Bancroft in Haddonfield, New Jersey, where she works with developmentally disabled, intellectually impaired, and brain-injured individuals.

  28. PsychiatricNursing.com

    Psychiatric Nursing

    Teena McGuinness is an advanced practice psychiatric nurse who wants to improve access to mental health care for all Americans. This site is one way to achieve that social justice, as she provides access to advanced nursing education in a distance-accessible format.

  29. Wellness Solutions

    Wellness Solutions of Tennessee

    This facility is an affiliate of Wellness Solutions, Inc., Tennessee’s premier providor of medical and psychiatric care to residents in long-term and assisted living facilities. The main focus here is on lifestyle transitions that can occur because of a change in medical or psychiatric status — and, for good measure — this includes care for all family members and caregivers of the patient.

  30. Colorado Society of Clinical Specialists in Psychiatric Nursing

    Colorado Society of Clinical Specialists in Psychiatric Nursing

    The CSCS is a society of advanced practice psychiatric nurses who hold master’s or doctoral degrees in psychiatric mental health nursing. Members work with governments at all levels to help expand mental health programs and to improve access to those programs — especially in under-served areas and populations.

Rehabilitative Nursing

Rehabilitation nurses help individuals with chronic disease or disability and develop coping mechanisms to optimize their health and lifestyle in the face of sometimes intractable illness.

  1. Northern Illinois Chapter – Association of Rehabilitation Nurses

    Northern Illinois Chapter Association of Rehabilitation Nurses

    This organization is focused on supporting Illinois rehabilitation nurses who work with people who have actual or potential physical disabilities. They offer great services such as ongoing educational programs and events that help their members network and expand their careers.

  2. Association of Rehabilitation Nurses, Central Colorado Chapter

    Association of Rehabilitation Nurses Central Colorado Chapter

    CCARN is focused on a dynamic and vital service to rehabilitation nurses in Colorado. This group offers meetings throughout the year, which include education offerings, and they set goals and meetings that can help members enhance their careers through networking and learning.

  3. RehabRN

    Rehab RN

    Enjoy the laid-back posts of a rehab nurse who lives on a farm. Although the developed skills are all about nursing and animal rearing, the goals are those of a stand-up comedian who smiles no matter what happens.

  4. Association of Rehabilitation Nurses

    Association of Rehabilitation Nurses ARN

    The ARN’s site is filled with information about rehab nurses and nursing, the history of this organization, and about its Foundation, which offers grants for research and projects that address the issues involved with rehabilitation nursing. This is an active organization that supports its members through education, resources, and advocacy.

  5. American Congress of Rehabilitative Medicine

    American Congress of Rehabilitation Medicine

    The ACRM is a member organization filled with rehabilitation professionals who are dedicated to serving people with disabling conditions through research. ACRM assists those researchers, educates providers, and advocates funding for future research.

  6. Florida State Association of Rehabilitation Nurses

    Florida State Assn of Rehabilitation Nurses

    This state organization of the Association of Rehabilitation Nurses provides Florida’s rehab nurses with the ability to meet, learn, and network with peers. Florida’s organization is large, divided into thirteen districts that cover the entire state.

  7. Association of Rehab Nurses, Maryland Chapter

    Association of Rehab Nurses Maryland

    The Maryland chapter of the Association of Rehab Nurses meet every other month from September through March and hold half-day education workshops in April. They take their meetings around the state, providing rehab nurses throughout the state with a chance to meet other members and advance their nursing practices through advocacy, collaboration, and research.

Oncology Nursing

Oncology is “the study and treatment of tumors,” which means that oncology nurses often work with patients with cancer or precancerous growths. Oncology nurses work with physicians to treat patients with all types and levels of tumors, though typically a nurse will have more specialized knowledge about a particular type of cancer (i.e., lung, liver, or skin).

  1. Academy of Oncology Nurse Navigators

    Academy of Oncology Nurse Navigators

    AONN is the largest national specialty nurse organization dedicated to improving patient care and lifestyle quality by promoting the role of oncology nurse and patient navigators. Over 2,000 members provide a network of professional patient advocates who seek to better manage the cancer care treatment for their patients.

  2. Oncology Nursing Certification Corporation

    Oncology Nursing Certification Corporation

    ONCC is a non-profit organization that develops, administers, and evaluates programs for certification in oncology nursing. They have, to date, certified 32,000 oncology nurses, and they continue to promote their values of excellence in patient care and professional practice.

  3. Association of Pediatric Hematology/Oncology Nurses

    Association of Pediatric Hematology Oncology Nurses

    APHON supports and advances nurses in their practice as pediatric hematology and oncology nurses. They offer their members education, events, products and publications, and help through a career center as well as a chance to meet other peers and network professionally.

  4. Oncology Nurse Advisor

    Oncology Nurse Advisor

    The Oncology Nurse Advisor is a valuable resource for any nurse who works with cancer patients. This magazine provides news, information, education, resources, and other information that can help oncology nurses meet daily challenges on the job.

  5. European Oncology Nursing Society

    Europoean Oncology Nursing Society

    EONS is a pan-European organization devoted to the support and development of oncology nurses. This European group supplies education, advocacy, research, awards and grants, and the ability to network with peers throughout Europe.

  6. National Coalition of Oncology Nurse Navigators

    National Coalition of Oncology Nurse Navigators NCONN

    NCONN is all about nurse navigators, or registered nurses who are dedicated to guiding patients and their families through health care experiences. This organization is focused on oncology nurse navigators, providing networking, advocacy, resources, and cutting-edge information to help improve the daily care of cancer patients and their loved ones.

  7. Oncology Nursing Society

    Oncology Nursing Society

    ONS provides resources, education, information about clinical practice, and publication to over 35,000 registered nurses and other healthcare professionals who work with cancer patients. Use this resource to advance your career, make professional connections, and improve patient care.

  8. UK Oncology Nursing Society

    UKONS UK Oncolongy Nursing Society

    UKONS is a UK oncology nursing society that provides information on best practices, education, events, forums, and other resources for oncology nurses in the United Kingdom. You don’t need to be a member to gain access to many of their resources online, but as a member you can help increase the voice of advocacy provided by this organization.

General Nursing Topics

Many nurses work with all types of patients and have strong knowledge in a wide range of health concerns. Some nurses work in religious organizations and provide health care in a spiritual setting or other specialized institution.

  1. American Board of Cardiovascular Medicine and Credentialing, Inc.

    American Board of Cardiovascular Medicine and Credentialing Inc

    This is the place to visit if you are a medical, nursing, or tech professional who is contemplating becoming Board Certified in your specialty or if you want to add cardiology or electrocardiography as a sub-specialty. Go for the gold with certification by using their prep courses, study materials, and other opportunities to be the best.

  2. The National Nurse for Public Health

    The National Nurse for Public Health

    This non-profit organization advocates for all public health nurses, providing groundwork so that all individuals are insured the same quality of healthcare now and in the future. This is a grassroots effort that encourages nurses to work together to help resolve the nation’s health care crisis.

  3. New Zealand Faith Community Nurses Association

    New Zealand Faith Community Nursing Assoc

    New Zealand is home to a group of nurses who work within a faith-based foundation to provide holistic health care. This health ministry began in 2003, and has since grown to form bonds with other similar groups in England, Wales, the U.S., and Canada.

  4. Australian Faith Community Nurses Association

    Australian Faith Community Nurses Assn AFCNA

    This faith-based organization in Australia began in 1996, and now provides networking, education, resources, and consulting services to their members. AFCNA is a non-profit organization that works toward a goal of holistic public health.

  5. Pat Iyer.com – Legal Nurse Consulting

    Pat Iyer MSN RN LNCC is a legal nurse consultant with 22 years of experience assisting attorneys with medical malpractice and personal injury cases. She has served as president of the AALNC and is the chief editor of Legal Nurse Consulting: Principles and Practice (2nd ed.) and Business Principles for Legal Nurse

  6. Breathing.com

    Breathing.com: Developing healthy, holistic mind-body-spirit natural breathing without drugs or surgery; breathing fundamentals, breathing techniques, breathing exercises and everything else related to breathing including diet-nutrition, emotions, internal cleansing, speaking, singing, performance and sleep.

  7. Preventive Cardiovascular Nurses Association

    Preventative Cardivascular Nurse Association

    PCNA is the leading nurse organization dedicated to the prevention of cardiovascular disease through preventive care and risk assessments as well as through treatment goals. If you work with cardio patients, you might find all the support and resources you need at this site.

  8. Society of Pediatric Cardiovascular Nurses

    Society of Pediatric Cardiovascular Nurses

    Members of SPCN are nurses who care for children and young adults with CHD (congenital heart disease). About 400 members from every state are engaged in research, networking, and support for each other…and they wholeheartedly welcome new members.

  9. National Nurses United

    National Nurses United

    This organization is the largest union and professional association for RNs in the U.S. Founded in 2009, this organization adopted a mission to counter the national assault by the health care industry on patient care conditions…if you feel the same, then join up today for this advocacy.

  10. Cardiovascular Nursing Education Associates

    Cardiovascular Nursing Education Associates

    Feel free to join three top-rated nurse educators as they offer the best cardiac nursing education programs and review courses through this site. Carol, Cindy, and Karen also provide consulting services through a business service linked to this site.

  11. Evangelical Lutheran Parish Nurse Association

    Evangelical Parish Nurse Association

    The emerging Evangelical Lutheran Parish Nurse Association provides a faith-based foundation for their health ministries across America. They offer news from various regions as well as information for nurses and congregations on how to welcome parish nurses into Lutheran churches throughout the country.

  12. The Detroit Parish Nurse Network

    Detroit Parish Nurse Network of SE Michigan

    This localized Detroit organization provides an interfaith approach to health, providing help in organizing parish nurses for any congregation. The focus is on the poor, elderly, uninsured and underinsured, and their advocacy is a beacon for other organizations throughout this country.

  13. Pittsburgh Mercy Parish Nurse & Health Ministry Program

    Pittsburgh Mercy Parish Nurse

    Many hospitals now offer parish nurse programs, but few display their mission like the one at Pittsburgh Mercy. This program combines the art and science of nursing with a strong emphasis on the strong relationship between faith and health.

  14. American Case Management Association

    ACMA American Case Management Association

    ACMA provides innovative professional development services in mentoring, educational forums, and resources for nurses and other health care professionals who want to learn how to manage cases within a hospital or health care system. Join this association for networking possibilities, excellent education, and certification.

Additional Nursing Sites

We set out to find the 101 best sites for nurses in 2012, and it proved to be quite a challenge. It was so difficult that we just had to highlight a few more great sites below. They may not be in the initial 101, but are still one of the best sites for nurses in 2012!

  1. Healing Touch Canada

    Welcome to healing Touch Canada Inc

    This institution is a certified Canadian educational resource devoted to the support of healing through energy-based techniques and to the development of healing touch practitioners. The president of this school is an RN and a Certified Healing Touch Practitioner (CHTP).

  2. Lutheran Church Congregational Health Ministry and Parish Nursing

    The Lutheran Church Congregational Health Ministry

    The Lutheran Church Missouri Synod promotes a healthy community among their congregation members and beyond. The wellness of body, mind, and spirit is tantamount to holistic health, and the parish nurse is the answer to help individuals commit to that goal.

  3. Health Lyceum

    Health Lyceum

    Health Lyceum promotes cleansing of the digestive system as a path to overall health and wellbeing. Through colon cleanses and allopathic techniques, the proprietors of Health Lyceum believe a person can keep him or herself in peak condition.

  4. Rick Pessagno APN-C

    rick pessagno APN

    Rick Pessagno is a board certified psychiatric nurse practitioner offering psychotherapy and psychopharmacology in New Jersey. Dr. Pessagno’s method of forming a partnership to confront problems together with patients provides strong results.