American Academy of Nurse Practitioners
Includes information about nurse practitioner education, the scope of practice, standards of practice and more.


The website of the American College of Nurse Practitioners includes some basic information about nurse practitioner education and the work of nurse practitioners.


American Indian and Alaskan Native students can choose from the more than 600 nursing schools that are members of the American Association of Colleges of Nursing. They are listed on the association’s website . Registered nurses (RNs) who want to earn their bachelor’s degree can explore more than 620 RN to BSN programs on the website, including more than 340 offered at least partially online. In addition there are 149 programs available nationwide to transition RNs with diplomas and associate degrees to the master's degree level.


The mission of the American Indian Science and Engineering Society (AISES) is to increase substantially the representation of American Indian and Alaskan Natives in engineering, science and other related technology disciplines. Through a variety of educational programs, AISES offers financial, academic and cultural support to American Indians and Alaska Natives from middle school through graduate school. AISES chapters are on many campuses

The 10-week summer internship program provides qualified AISES students with opportunities to explore careers in such federal agencies as the National Science Foundation and Centers for Disease Control and Prevention


The “Considering Nursing” section of the website of the American Nurses Association includes information about nursing education and practice.

All Nursing Schools

An online directory of nursing education and careers that enables students to: 1) search for schools by location, degree and/or subject area; (2) compare and research schools; (3) request free information from schools; and (4) explore education options and careers paths.


The BestNursingDegree.Com online directory of nursing schools helps users identify different kinds of programs, e.g., nursing, nurse midwife, nurse practitioner, and online RN to BSN. It claims to include all of the accredited RN to BSN programs and all of the masters in nursing programs is a multi-disciplinary website that provides career information on a broad array of health professions. The website is a joint initiative involving national foundations, professional associations, health career advisors, educational institutions and college students. The website addresses the under-representation of minorities in the workforce and the lack of health professionals in medically underserved communities.

homepage_05homepage_06Lifeworks: Explore Health and Medical Science Careers, which is sponsored by the National Institutes of Health, Office of Science Education, includes descriptions of over 100 careers. For each career there is information about education, income, job outlook and needed skills and abilities. One or more interviews with a health professional are featured.


Indian Health Service Nursing website includes opportunities for nursing students. Scholarship information is at the “Nursing Training” pages as well as the IHS Scholarship page.

Minority Nurse

This website is a career and education resource for minority nursing professionals, students and faculty. It includes numerous links for nursing scholarships.

National Alaska Native American Indian Nurses Association (NANAINA)

NANAINA supports the growth and professional development of Alaska Native and American Indians students and nurses. Its members advocate for the provision of improved, culturally competent health care for Alaska Natives and American Indians. Nursing students are welcome at NANAINA's annual summits.

National Coalition of Ethnic Minority Nurses Association

NCEMNA is made up of 5 national ethnic nurse associations, including NANAINA. NCEMNA's goals include: 1) support for the development of a cadre of ethnic nurses reflecting the nation's diversity; (2) advocacy for culturally competent, accessible and affordable health care; (3) promotion of the professional and educational advancement of ethnic nurses; (4) education of consumers, health care professionals and polity makers on health issues of ethnic minority populations; (5) development of ethnic minority nurse leaders in areas of health policy, practice, education and research; (6) endorsement of best practice models of nursing practice, education, and research for minority populations.


With a membership of over 45,000 nationwide, the National Student Nurses Association mentors the professional development of future nurses and facilitates their entrance into the profession by providing educational resources, leadership opportunities, and career guidance.


The “Registered Nurses” section of the U.S. Department of Labor’s Bureau of Labor Statistics website includes the nature of the work, needed training, employment, job outlook, projects, earnings, and wages.

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Winds of Change is an American Indian-published magazine focusing on careers and educational advancement for Native people. The magazine is published quarterly by AISES Publishing Inc. In addition, the Annual College Guide for American Indians & Native Alaskans/Hawaiians is published yearly.