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Supporting the healthcare workforce through community building, programs and technology

Supporting the healthcare workforce through community building, programs and technology

So much for the great resignation and talent war in the market. It is time to roll up the sleeves and look into the betterment of the healthcare workforce and seize opportunity to empower the seasoned and incoming nursing professionals. 


One way to strengthen the community in the medical field is to create that network of professionals where one can find a place to connect with people who have the same specialization, passion and calling to serve. These organizations help fuel and engage its members through shared collaboration, seminars, training and even growth either via job or education opportunities. Here are some of the organizations our nurses can join:

  • Ambulatory Care
    • American Academy of Ambulatory Care Nursing (AAACN)
  • Anesthesia
    • American Association of Nurse Anesthesiology (AANA)
  • Assisted Living/Rehabilitation
    • American Assisted Living Nurses Association (AALNA)
  • Dermatology
    • Dermatology Nurses’ Association (DNA)
  • Diversity
    • National American Arab Nurses Association (NAANA)
    • National Black Nurses Association (NBNA)
    • National Association of Indian Nurses of America (NAINA)
    • Chinese American Nurses Association (CANA)
    • National Association of Hispanic Nurses (NAHN)
  • Education
    • Sigma Theta Tau
    • National Student Nurses’ Association (NSNA)
    • American Association of Colleges of Nursing (AACN)
  • Emergency Nursing
    • Emergency Nurses Association (ENA)
  • Gerontology
    • Gerontological Advanced Practice Nurses Association (GAPNA)
  • Holistic Nursing
    • American Holistic Nurses Association (AHNA)
  • Home Care
    • International Home Care Nurses Organization (IHCNO)
  • Informatics
    • American Nursing Informatics Association (ANIA)
  • Leadership
    • American Nurses Association (ANA)
    • American Organization for Nursing Leadership (AONL)
    • National League for Nursing (NLN)
  • Licensed Practical Nursing
    • National Association of Licensed Practical Nurses (NALPN)
  • Medical/Surgical
    • Academy of Medical-Surgical Nurses (AMSN)

    Check for more associations available in the industry

Retention Programs

As we onboard new talents it is important to reexamine what an organization can offer to its talents. It is important that they design retention programs that resonate to the employee through commitment and transparency. Commitment on executing and delivering these benefits as well as being transparent at the start of their employment. According to TIAA’s 2022 Employee Retention survey, 42% say their benefits were communicated at the start of their job and 54% say they only received information during open enrollment. And only one out of 3  employers say they communicate about their benefits before hiring an employee. The following programs have been very attractive to healthcare professionals 

  • Retirement Programs
  • Health and Wellness Programs
  • Flexible job assignments


In these technology driven times, organizations can also leverage on using technology to address its needs. Incredible Health, as an example, develops a product for nurses and providers with services to provide job access. And another application called AxxessCARE developed by Axxess, a Dallas-based healthcare IT company. Their application focuses on addressing staffing needs for home health agencies. When a clinician is not able to attend to a patient visit, home health agencies can find another clinician to fill in for the schedule. This is another way for clinicians to earn additional pay besides their own assigned visits from different agencies.