What is the Healthy Nurse, Healthy Nation™ Grand Challenge?
If all 4 million registered nurses increased their personal wellness and then their families, co-workers and patients followed suit, what a healthier nation we would live in! That is the goal of the Healthy Nurse, Healthy Nation™ Grand Challenge, an initiative to connect and engage nurses, employers, and organizations around improving health in five areas: physical activity, nutrition, rest, quality of life, and safety.
Nurses are less healthy than the average American. Research shows that nurses are more likely to be overweight, have higher levels of stress, and get less sleep. As the largest and most trusted health care profession, nurses are critical to the health of the nation. Healthy nurses are great role models for their patients, colleagues, families, and neighbors.
How it Works
- Register to join "Healthy Nurse, Healthy Nation™ Connect"
- Take the health assessment survey and get a heat map of your health risks.
Pick your focus area(s), make a health commitment, and participate in health challenges.
- Quality of life
- Connect with others for support, advice, and share successes.
- Repeat the survey annually to see how far you’ve come!
Why Join The Challenge?
By living an active, healthy lifestyle, nurses not only benefit their own personal well-being, but they serve as a model for the communities in which we live and serve.
Healthcare is getting more complex, and nurses must prioritize their own physical, intellectual, personal and professional wellbeing. Achieving this will enable nurses to handle the demands of the profession.
Nurses are in the spotlight as the most trusted profession. We have a significant influence on others by living a balanced lifestyle focusing on our own health and wellness.
We invite employers of nurses, nurses associations, schools of nursing, and others committed to improving the health of nurses to join the Healthy Nurse, Healthy Nation™ Grand Challenge. Partners will help spread the word about the initiative, engage on the platform, and work closely with us to reach our goals.
There are 3 engagement levels for partners: Champion, Collaborator, Connector.