Resources for Nurses

Employment Websites

Absolutely Health Care  - Browse 300,000+ healthcare/medical jobs for employment throughout the United States. 

All Health Jobs - This site features national healthcare job listings searchable by specialty, city, and state.

ADVANCE  -This site has a wide range of health professions career resources, including job listings and a salary calculator.

CampusRN - This is a comprehensive site for entry-level nursing and allied health job seekers.

Health Career Web - This website offers an extensive list of available medical jobs nationwide.

HealtheCareers Network  - HealtheCareers Network (HeCN) is your destination for healthcare jobs and medical jobs. 

Hospital Jobs Online  - Whether you're searching for hospital administration jobs, allied health jobs, nursing jobs, or physician jobs, Hospital Jobs Online (HJOL) is your one-stop resource for a new career.

Indeed.com - Indeed advertises as the #1 job site worldwide for all jobs, with over 50 million unique visitors and 1 billion job searches per month.

LinkedIn - The world's largest professional network with 200 million members in 200 countries and territories around the globe.
LinkUp - LinkUp advertises as one of the fastest-growing job sites on the web today. Unlike most job searching websites, LinkUp only lists jobs direct from company websites.

Nurse.com  - Home of Nursing Spectrum and NurseWeek, this site is a leading source of local and national nursing news, nursing jobs, continuing education, and a thriving nurse community.

Nursing Jobs Help  - Nursing Jobs Help was developed as a free resource for nursing students who may be struggling with the job hunting process. 

Nursing Jobs.org  - With the tagline, "Web's #1 Site for Nursing Jobs," this site is searchable by specialty and location, and also has convenient links to nursing books and other resources.

Simply Hired - With the tagline, "Job Search Made Simple," Simply Hired is building the largest online database of jobs on the planet.
TravelNursing.org - Travelnursing.org makes it easy for you to enter the travel nursing industry. They partner with the top travel nursing companies around to ensure that you get the fit you need.

Professional Associations

Nursing associations range from general groups to specific associations designed for nurses who specialize in a particular area of healthcare. Joining a nursing association has a number of advantages, but you will want to take some time to select the right association(s) that fits you. While general organizations can connect you to a wide range of nurses worldwide, specialty organizations help you keep up with cutting-edge trends in your particular area. Many nurses may belong to both general and specialty associations to get both types of benefits.

Benefits Include:
  • Subscriptions to news magazines and journals 
  • Free or reduced rate conference registration 
  • Access to community forums or job postings on the association's website 
  • Updates with the latest news and information 
  • Continuing education opportunities 
  • Professional networking
American Association of Colleges of Nursing - The American Association of Colleges of Nursing (AACN) is the national voice for America's baccalaureate- and higher-degree nursing education programs. 

American Nurses Association - 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 member nurses associations and its organizational affiliates. The ANA's mission is incorporated in its tagline, "Nurses advancing our profession to improve health for all."

National League for Nursing - The National League for Nursing (NLN) is a membership organization for nurse faculty and leaders in nursing education. NLN members include nurse educators, education agencies, healthcare agencies, and interested members of the public.

National Student Nurses Association - This association'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.

NurseTogether—State Nursing Association Directory

NurseTogether—U.S. Nurse Association Directory

Professional Development

Nursing Conferences - Upcoming nursing conferences from around the world! Brought to you by Sigma Theta Tau International Honor Society of Nursing. 

American Nurses Credentialing Center - ANCC’s internationally renowned credentialing programs certify nurses in specialty practice areas, recognize healthcare organizations for nursing excellence through the Magnet Recognition Program® and the Pathway to Excellence® Program, and accredit providers of continuing nursing education. In addition, ANCC’s Institute for Credentialing Innovation® offers an array of informational and educational services and products to support its core credentialing programs.

National Council of State Boards of Nursing
This site connects you to a national non-profit organization that features contact information and web addresses for state boards of nursing.
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