Health-care research shows the expert care provided by registered nurses positively influences the quality and cost of patient care.
Registered nurses’ primary distinguishing skills include complex critical thinking, coordination of care, leadership of multidisciplinary teams, comprehensive assessments, holistic care and more. But members have let us know they have difficulty describing their role and the value they bring to the health-care system.
Our Uniquely RN® project promotes 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.
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“What is a ‘registered’ nurse, exactly?” How do you respond when you’re asked for details about your work? Here’s how to craft a brief description of your unique role: