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Nursing & Health

Past, Present and Future, Nurses and Other Health Professionals are Vital
to the Work of the Red Cross

The American Red Cross relies on the more than 20,000 nurses and other health professionals who bring our mission to life each day. Talented, practical and generous, these volunteers and staff members bring relief to disaster victims, work in military hospitals, and collect lifesaving blood. They develop and teach courses ranging from CPR/first aid to disaster preparedness. And they serve in management, supervisory, and governing roles throughout our organization.

Are you a nurse, nursing student or other health professional? Whether you are new to the Red Cross, re-engaging after time away, or have been living our mission for many years, we welcome you and thank you for your service. In these pages you can stay up to date with Red Cross nursing and health topics, find opportunities to get involved, and celebrate the achievements of your colleagues.

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Volunteer Opportunities

90% of the work of the Red Cross is done by volunteers. Nurses and other health professionals serve as clinicians, educators, leaders and more. Use our volunteer role finder to explore opportunities in your community.

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Nursing Network

All Red Cross nurses are part of the Nursing Network. In partnership with the National Nursing Committee and the Office of the Chief Nurse, the network ensures that nurses and health professionals are supported in the many duties they perform throughout our organization.

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Awards & Recognition

Explore the ways we recognize and celebrate the achievement of Red Cross nurses, including our national and international awards, service pins, and National Nurses Week activities.

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News & Advocacy

Receive our email newsletter Nursing Matters written by, for and about Red Cross nurses.

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Read the latest nursing and health posts on the official Red Cross blog.

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For Students & Educators

Academic Service Learning - The Red Cross partners with educators and institutions to provide real-world learning opportunities for college and graduate students.

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Nursing Students & Scholarships - Learn about volunteer opportunities with the Red Cross, our Jane Delano Student Nurse Scholarship, and more.

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