CLN has compiled the following resources to support nursing.
CCNW has a variety of reports including National Minimum Data Set for Education, Workforce Survey Report, Connecticut Nursing Study, Education and Supply of Nurses in Connecticut, Illustration of Nursing Shortage and Barriers to Nurse Faculty Development, NLN Nurse Educator Shortage Fact Sheet, NLN Nurse Educator Shortage Fact Sheet, and Bureau of Labor Statistics: Nurse Job Growth Projections, 2008-2018.
Centers for Disease Control and Prevention: NIOSH Publications and Products
NIOSH Publications and Products
The National Institute for Occupational Safety and Health (NIOSH) is the U.S. federal agency that conducts research and makes recommendations to prevent worker injury and illness. NIOSH produces new scientific knowledge and provides practical solutions vital to reducing risks of injury and death in traditional industries, such as agriculture, construction, and mining. NIOSH also supports research to predict, prevent, and address emerging problems that arise from dramatic changes in the 21st Century workplace and workforce. NIOSH and its partners support U.S. economic strength and growth by moving research into practice through concrete and practical solutions, recommendations, and interventions for the building of a healthy, safe and capable workforce
Nursing Terms & Glossary
- “Definitions” Interagency Collaborative on Nursing Statistics (ICONS) –
- “Nursing Careers” Discover Nursing –
- Healthy People 200, “Healthy People in Healthy Communities –
American Association of Colleges for Nursing
The American Association of Colleges of Nursing (AACN), a unique asset for the nation, serves the public interest by setting standards, providing resources, and developing the leadership capacity of member schools to advance nursing education, research, and practice.
Accreditation Commission for Education in Nursing (ACEN)
The ACEN is the entity that is responsible for the specialized accreditation of nursing education programs, both postsecondary and higher degree, which offer either a certificate, a diploma, or a recognized professional degree (clinical doctorate, master’s/post-master’s certificate, baccalaureate, associate, diploma, and practical). The Commission has authority and accountability inherent in the application of standards and criteria, accreditation processes, and the affairs, management, policy-making, and general administration of the ACEN.
American Nurses Association (ANA)
The American Nurses Association (ANA) is the only full-service professional organization representing the interests of the nation’s 3.1 million registered nurses through its constituent and state nurses associations and its organizational affiliates. The ANA advances the nursing profession by fostering high standards of nursing practice, promoting the rights of nurses in the workplace, projecting a positive and realistic view of nursing, and by lobbying the Congress and regulatory agencies on health care issues affecting nurses and the public.
American Nurses Credentialing Center (ANCC)
The mission of the American Nurses Credentialing Center (ANCC), a subsidiary of the American Nurses Association (ANA), is to promote excellence in nursing and health care globally through credentialing programs. ANCC’s internationally renowned credentialing programs certify and recognize individual nurses in specialty practice areas. It recognizes healthcare organizations that promote nursing excellence and quality patient outcomes, while providing safe, positive work environments. In addition, ANCC accredits healthcare organizations that provide and approve continuing nursing education. It also offers educational materials to support nurses and organizations as they work toward their credentials.
Association for Nursing Professional Development (ANPD)
The Association for Nursing Professional Development (ANPD) advances the specialty practice of nursing professional development for the enhancement of healthcare outcomes. Professional development as a specialty of nursing practice is defined by standards, based on research, and critical to quality patient and organizational outcomes. ANPD is committed to providing research and resources that enhance our practice locally, in each of our organizations. As we integrate professional development best practice in achieving our organizations’ goals we truly enhance healthcare outcomes. As we focus on priorities, we enhance collaboration and provide valuable expertise in our organizations. We are providing hope.
American Organization of Nurse Executives (AONE)
It is the mission of the American Organization of Nurse Executives to shape health care through innovative and expert nursing leadership. The AONE serves its members by providing vision and action for nursing leadership to meet the health care needs of society; influencing legislation and public policy related to nursing and patient care issues; offering member services that support and enhance the management, leadership, educational and professional development of nursing leaders; and facilitating and supporting research and development efforts that advance nursing administration practice and quality patient care.
The mission of the Connecticut Center for Nursing Workforce, Inc. is to foster collaboration and facilitate research on nursing & healthcare professionals to insure a robust, sustainable, diverse and exceptional healthcare workforce in Connecticut.
Government Affairs Action Center
To make a difference, you have to make your voice heard. The involvement of CLN members is vital to NLN’s goal of being the leader in setting standards, advancing quality and innovation, and advocating for all types of academic and lifelong learning programs in nursing. NLN’s objective in the public policy arena is to shape and influence those policies that effect nursing workforce development. CLN urges its members to use the services available at the Government Affairs Action Center so that you can take an active role in molding the policy issues facing the nursing profession today.
Health Workforce Information Center (HWIC)
The Health Workforce Information Center (HWIC) provides free access to the most recent resources on the nation’s health workforce in one easy-to-use online location. Resources available through HWIC’s website will help health providers, educators, researchers and policymakers around the nation develop strategies to meet future workforce demands.
Johnson & Johnson’s Campaign for Nursing’s Future
Johnson & Johnson launched the Campaign for Nursing’s Future in 2002 to address the most profound nursing shortage in our nation’s history. The Campaign seeks to bring more people into this rich and rewarding career and to preserve the quality and availability of healthcare in the future. DiscoverNursing.com is an online extension of the Campaign. It’s where nursing organizations, schools, hospitals and other healthcare groups share information and resources to help provide opportunities for students and nurses alike.
National Council of State Boards of Nursing (NCSBN)
Founded March 15, 1978, as an independent not-for-profit organization, the National Council of State Boards of Nursing (NCSBN) was created to lessen the burdens of state governments and bring together boards of nursing to act and counsel together on matters of common interest.
National League for Nursing (NLN)
The National League for Nursing promotes excellence in nursing education to build a strong and diverse nursing workforce to advance the nation’s health. The NLN is committed to being a leader in Nursing Education; Building a diverse, sustainable, member-lead organization with the capacity to deliver its mission effectively, efficiently, and in accordance with its values; being a champion for Nurse Educators; and advancing the sciences of Nursing Education.
National League for Nursing: Workforce Data
The NLN is the source for information on the nurse educator shortage, the latest research data, what Washington is doing or not doing, legislation that the NLN supports, and more. All the relevant documents have been collected on the NLN website so that the facts are at your fingertips.
National Student Nurses’ Association (NSNA)
NSNA’s mission is to mentor students preparing for initial licensure as registered nurses, and to convey the standards, ethics, and skills that students will need as responsible and accountable leaders and members of the profession.
Nurses for a Healthier Tomorrow (NHT)
NHT is a coalition of 43 nursing and health care organizations working together to wage a communications campaign to attract people to the nursing profession. The nation is facing a potentially dangerous nursing shortage. The risk of a major nursing shortage is both short and long-term, and is more serious in some geographic areas than others. Rather than wait until the problem is severe and patients are at risk, NHT is working now to heighten awareness about the looming nursing shortage and the excellent opportunities that await those who seek a career in nursing.
Sigma Theta Tau International (STTI)
The mission of the Honor Society of Nursing, Sigma Theta Tau International is advancing world health and celebrating nursing excellence in scholarship, leadership, and service. The vision of the Honor Society of Nursing, Sigma Theta Tau International is to be the global organization of choice for nursing.
State of Connecticut Department of Public Health
To protect and improve the health and safety of the people of Connecticut by assuring the conditions in which people can be healthy; preventing disease, injury, and disability; and promoting the equal enjoyment of the highest attainable standard of health, which is a human right and priority of the state.
Simulation Innovation Resource Center (SIRC)
An online e-learning site where nursing faculty can learn how to develop and integrate simulation into their curriculum, and engage in dialogue with experts and peers.
Job Websites in CT