NA nursing assistant

NAQC Nursing Alliance for Quality Care

NASN National Association of School Nurses

NCEMNA National Coalition of Ethnic Minority Nurse Associations

NCLEX-RN National Council Licensure Examination for Registered Nurses

NCQA National Committee for Quality Assurance

NCSBN National Council of State Boards of Nursing

NFP Nurse–Family Partnership

NHIT national health care information technology

NHWC National Health Workforce Commission

NLN National League for Nursing

NMHC nurse-managed health clinic

NNCC National Nursing Centers Consortium

NP nurse practitioner

NQF National Quality Forum

NRN Nursing Research Network

NSNA National Student Nurses Association

NSSRN National Sample Survey of Registered Nurses

OCNE Oregon Consortium for Nursing Education

OHSU Oregon Health and Science University

OPM Office of Personnel Management

PACE Program of All-Inclusive Care for the Elderly

PCMH Patient-Centered Medical Home™

PhD doctor of philosophy

RN registered nurse

RWJF Robert Wood Johnson Foundation

SAMHSA Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services Administration

SEIU Service Employees International Union

SOPP Scope of Practice Partnership

TCAB Transforming Care at the Bedside

TCM Transitional Care Model

TIGER Technology Informatics Guiding Education Reform

TWU Texas Woman’s University

UAMS University of Arkansas for Medical Sciences

UHC University HealthSystem Consortium

UP University of Portland

UPMC University of Pittsburgh Medical Center

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