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Healthy Nurse Healthy Nation


A Healthy nurse takes care of their personal health, safety, and wellness and lives life to their fullest capacity. A HealthyNurse™ is a better role model, educator, and advocate – personally, for the family, for the community, for the work environment, and for the patient.

However, nurses struggle with health and wellness, and they 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. Work shift demands, lack of rest, unhealthy diets, and poor exercise practices have contributed to a growing and serious issue for the profession, nurses themselves – and even their patients.

The Foundation has prioritized helping nurses be healthier. We are proud funders of the free nurse wellness program Healthy Nurse, Healthy Nation™ (HNHN), a social movement designed to transform the health of the nation by improving the health of the nation's nurses.

If all 4.3 million registered 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, schools of nursing, and organizations around improving health in six areas: mental health, physical activity, rest, nutrition, quality of life, and safety.

HNHN works to improve the nation's health - one nurse at a time. HNHN offers a web platform to inspire action, cultivate friendly competition, provide content and resources to nurses, and connect nurses with each other, with employers, and organizations. HNHN also gathers data to identify trends and needs in nurse health, safety, 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.

Learn more here at: This program is free and open to everyone!

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