3RNet - National Rural Recruitment and Retention Network, USA
The National Rural Recruitment and Retention Network (3RNet) is made up of organizations such as State Offices of Rural Health, AHECs, Cooperative Agreement Agencies and State Primary Care Associations. These not-for-profit organizations help health professionals locate practice sites in rural and underserved areas throughout the country. 3RNet wants you to find the best position possible because the main focus is retention as much as recruitment.
3RNet works to improve rural and underserved communities' access to quality healthcare through recruitment of physicians and other health care professionals, development of community based recruitment and retention activities, and national advocacy relative to rural and underserved health care workforce issues.
Links to the health workforce crisis
Rural America is in an endless struggle to find enough doctors and nurses willing to practice medicine in relatively remote and isolated locations. While 19 percent of the nation’s population—about 56 million people—live in rural areas, only 11 percent of the nation’s physicians practice in those communities. The registered nurse workforce is somewhat better distributed, but shortages continue. Each 3RNet organization has information regarding rural practice sites in their respective states or territories. They will be able to assist health professionals and their families identify the resources necessary to meet the personal and professional requirements they seek.
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