Our profession is progressive, and together with registered nurses we work hard to continually improve practice. We offer you a variety of resources to do just that:
Understand what RNs expect of each other to ensure safe, competent and ethical nursing care. These resources detail the standards CARNA upholds and the view we take on healthy policy.
The role and value of RNs is not widely understood by health-care providers, leaders, government, patients and the public. The Uniquely RN initiative will articulate the primary distinguishing qualities of RNs: the knowledge base and unique skills and abilities. These include complex critical thinking, coordination of care, leadership of multidisciplinary teams, comprehensive assessments, holistic care and more.
A working group of CARNA members is currently working on a strategy to help ourselves and others develop an understanding of the uniqueness and value of the RN role.