Nursing References

Miami-Dade County Health Department
Comprehensive medical information including health topics, flu, health resources, and community programs.

Florida Board of Nursing
Contact information, license requirements, application information, fees, and medical information for nurses and nursing assistants for the State of Florida.

Florida Nurses Association
To serve and support all registered nurses through professional development, advocacy, and the promotion of excellence at every level of professional nursing practice. The only state organization that advocates for nurses regardless of nursing specialty or practice setting.

Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC)
The CDC strives to promote health and quality of life by preventing and controlling disease, injury, and disability. The CDC publishes many important journals such as Morbidity and Mortality Weekly Report and Emerging Infectious Diseases.

National Institutes of Health (NIH)
The NIH is part of the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services and is the primary Federal agency for conducting and supporting medical research. The NIH is comprised of 27 separate Institutes and Centers.

National Institute of Nursing Research (NINR)
Part of the National Institutes of Health (NIH). NINR supports and conducts clinical, basic, and research training of health and illness across the lifespan. The research focus encompasses health promotion, disease prevention, quality of life, health disparities, and end-of-life. NINR seeks to extend the nursing sciences by integrating the biological and behavioral sciences, employing new technologies to research questions, improving research methods, and developing the scientists of the future.

WHO/OMS: World Health Organization
WHO’s objective is the attainment of the highest possible level of health for everyone. WHO played a major role in the eradication of smallpox and is now striving to eradicate polio and many other infectious diseases. They also respond to epidemics and pandemics such as Avian Influenza (Bird Flu) and Pandemic (H1N1).