Why should I join?

Since NHS began in the 1970s, the information provided by its 238,000 dedicated nurse-participants has led to much of what we know today about health and disease.

Now we’re looking for 100,000 new participants to form a diverse cohort of RNs or LPNs (or those studying to become one) who are between the ages of 20 and 46 from across the US and Canada.

Here are some reasons to join Nurses’ Health Study 3:

Help people everywhere, now and into the future

Times change, and so do our lives. Researchers are eager to learn more about the long-term effects of nutrition, hormones, environment, and nurses’ worklife on health.

Be part of a world-renowned group of nurses

Every time you read about a medical breakthrough that resulted from the Nurses Health Study, you’ll know you contributed. You can read lots more about the study’s achievements and findings on the original Nurses’ Health Studies website.

Feel good about yourself

The success and long history of the Nurses’ Health Studies are due to their dedicated nurse-participants. For more than 35 years, nurses have provided a wealth of information that has changed how women’s health research is conducted and greatly improved our understanding of how to prevent major diseases like cancer, cardiovascular disease, diabetes, and others. Your participation will help us achieve much-needed future scientific breakthroughs.

It’s easy!

Joining only takes a few minutes. You can enroll right now.

So....who can join?

“Do it for yourself, your mother, daughters, granddaughters, great granddaughters, your female nurse colleagues, friends, and neighbors. For all of the findings from this study that apply to both genders, do it for your spouse, your father, sons, grandsons, great grandsons, your male nurse colleagues, friends, and neighbors. Pass it forward so that all of us may benefit from your participation for generations to come.”

JoAnn Grif Alspach, RN, MSN, EdD
Editor, Critical Care Nurse, Dec 2011