Health-care research shows the expert care provided by registered nurses positively influences the quality and cost of patient care. CARNA launched the Uniquely RN® project to promote the unique value and key role of registered nurses and nurse practitioners in our health-care system. An advisory group of RNs provides input and expertise to support the project and action plan.
Our focus groups and Thoughtexchange discussions with members tell us RNs have difficulty describing their role and the value they bring to the health-care system. Their primary distinguishing qualities include complex critical thinking, coordination of care, leadership of multidisciplinary teams, comprehensive assessments, holistic care and more.
Think of a situation when you added value as a registered nurse. What moment defined your role as unique? Help us tell the RN story: the value of our professional roles. We encourage you to share your story, one that describes your professional pride, unique skills and knowledge and most importantly, your value.