Population-Focused Nursing

A series on how nurses can help our nation reverse course on the declining health of its citizens and promote the health of the U.S. population in the 21st century.

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Nurses are uniquely suited to play a significant role in building the best possible health and well-being for all in our nation.

No matter where they work, nurses are essential to building a Culture of Health in their workplaces and in their communities.

Consistently named as the most trusted profession, nurses are everywhere: in our communities, our schools, businesses, homes, and, yes, our hospitals. Nurses are educated to see each person for whom they care in the context of his or her life—all the factors that impact that person’s life and well-being. Indeed, nurses have a responsibility and an obligation—by virtue of their education—to promote population health no matter where and how they practice.

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Harnessing the Power of Nurses to Build Population Health

Nurses have a responsibility and an obligation—by virtue of their education—to promote population health no matter where and how they practice. How can nurses help our nation reverse course on the declining health of its citizens in the 21st century?

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