New Tool Designed to Improve Nurse Health and Wellness

Registered nurses are constantly providing quality care to help patients achieve optimal health and wellness. Now, with the help of a new appraisal form, RNs can accurately assess their own well-being to ensure they are performing at their healthiest condition.

Thanks to the recent development of the HealthyNurse Health Risk Appraisal by the American Nurses Association, RNs have the opportunity to compare their overall health and wellness to the rest of the U.S. population, as well as other nurses within various demographic categories. Additionally, this online appraisal even enables nurses to better assess potential risks in the workplace, ranging from workplace violence to lifting-related injuries.

In addition to this data-gathering tool, the appraisal is paired with a Web Wellness Portal. This interactive site encourages RNs and RN nursing students to gather valuable information and educational insights catering to their specific interests or workplace environment. Participants can collect information in a variety of areas, ranging from fitness and nutrition to stress management and health screenings.

All RNs are welcome to take this appraisal for free. The survey only takes about 20 to 30 minutes to complete, and will continue to be a helpful tool to help enhance the nursing profession as a whole by determining trends and policy strategies within the industry.