Our non-profit group was founded in 2022 by 7 nurses in one neighborhood. The founders are licensed or retired/volunteer nurses who actually live next door to each other. We also started networking on the local platform “Nextdoor”. It eventually evolved to a group of nurses who wanted to help improve the health and wellness of their neighbors and to support nurses in the local surrounding communities.
In July 2022, we incorporated our informal nursing group in Delaware and called ourselves Nurses Nextdoor to reflect our history and professional identity. Nurses in our group initiated projects that align with their own interests and our group's mission. Some projects
focus on o single neighborhood while others require long term planning, advocacy, and policy changes that impact the health and wellness of a larger population.
Our group works with the homeless, volunteers in vaccination clinics, presents health information to community groups of all ages, and serves as volunteer nurses with community-based organizations and national organizations such as Easterseals. We don’t accept payment for our work. We rely on donations, grants, our collective nursing experience, and the reputation of the nursing profession as the most trusted professionals for 21 consecutive years.
Today, our mission is the same and we remain focused on our work as a 501 C (3) non-profit recognized by the IRS. However, our eco-system has expanded to include nurses, our neighbors, and volunteers in our community. We have filed an amendment with the State of Delaware to change our name to Nurses & Neighbors Collaborative Inc to amplify the work that nurses in our communtiy are doing collaboratively with the support of our neighbors and community partners.
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We are a 501 C(3) non-profit neighborhood nursing group with members from different places with different experiences. We use our collective nursing experience to help improve health and wellness of our neighborhoods and provide support for nurses in our community through nurse-led projects.