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Nursing Organizations

  • Academy of Medical-Surgical Nurses The Academy of Medical-Surgical Nurses (AMSN) is the only specialty nursing organization dedicated to the practice of medical-surgical nursing.
  • American Academy of Nursing The Academy serves the public and the nursing profession by advancing health policy and practice through the generation, synthesis, and dissemination of nursing knowledge. The Academy is an organization of distinguished leaders in the field of nursing who have been recognized for their outstanding contributions to the profession and to health care.
  • American Assembly for Men in Nursing The American Assembly for Men in Nursing mission is to shape the practice, education, research, and leadership for men in nursing and advance men’s health
  • American Association of Critical-Care Nurses AACN is the largest specialty nursing organization in the world, representing the interests of more than 500,000 nurses who are charged with the responsibility of caring for acutely and critically ill patients. The association is dedicated to providing our members with the knowledge and resources necessary to provide optimal care to critically ill patients.
  • American Association for the History of Nursing The American Association for the History of Nursing (AAHN) is a professional organization open to everyone interested in the history of nursing
  • American Association of Colleges of NursingTheAmerican Association of Colleges of Nursing (AACN) is the national voice for baccalaureate and graduate nursing education. AACN works to establish quality standards for nursing education; assists schools in implementing those standards; influences the nursing profession to improve health care; and promotes public support for professional nursing education, research, and practice
  • American Association of Diabetes Educators AADE is a multi-disciplinary professional membership organization dedicated to improving diabetes care through innovative education, management and support.
  • American Association of Legal Nurse Consultants The American Association of Legal Nurse Consultants (AALNC) is dedicated to the professional enhancement and growth of registered nurses practicing in the specialty of legal nurse consulting and to advance the nursing specialty.
  • American Association Of Managed Care Nurses AAMCN is a non-profit active membership association committed to helping nurses become successful in their local marketplace through resourceful, responsive “cutting edge” member services, education and communication.
  • American Association of Neuroscience Nurses American Association of Neuroscience Nurses is committed to working for the highest standard of care for neuroscience patients by advancing the science and practice of neuroscience nursing.
  • The American Association of Nurse Attorneys The American Association of Nurse Attorneys (TAANA) provides resources, education and leadership to its members and the healthcare and legal communities.
  • American Association of Occupational Health Nurses The American Association of Occupational Health Nurses (AAOHN) is the professional association of licensed nurses engaged in the practice of occupation and environmental health nursing.
  • American Board for Occupational Health Nurses The American Board for Occupational Health Nurses (ABOHN) is an organization designed to set professional standards and conduct occupational health nursing specialty certification.
  • American Board of Nursing Specialties BNS is an organization focused on improving patient outcomes and consumer protection by promoting specialty nursing certification.
  • American Holistic Nurses Association AHNA is the definitive voice for holistic nursing, and promotes the education of nurses, other healthcare professionals, and the public in all aspects of holistic caring and healing.
  • American Nephrology Nurses Association The mission of the American Nephrology Nurses Association (ANNA) is to promote excellence in and appreciation of nephrology nursing so we can make a positive difference for people with kidney disease.
  • American Nurses Association The ANA is the organization representing the interests of the nation’s registered nurses. ANA advances the nursing profession by fostering high standards of nursing practice, promoting a safe and ethical work environment, bolstering the health and wellness of nurses and advocating on health care issues that affect nurses and the public.
  • American Nursing Informatics Association The mission of the ANIA is to advance the field of nursing informatics through communication, education, research and professional activities.
  • American Organization of Nurse Executives (AONE)  The American Organization of Nurse Executives (AONE) provides leadership, professional development, advocacy and research to advance nursing practice and patient care, promote nursing leadership excellence and shape public policy for health care nationwide. AONE is a subsidiary of the American Hospital Association.
  • American Pediatric Surgical Nurses Association The mission of the APSNA is to promote excellence in pediatric surgical nursing practice through educational offerings, nursing research, professional collaboration, and peer support.
  • The American Psychiatric Nurses Association APNA is the largest professional membership organization committed to the specialty practice of psychiatric-mental health (PMH) nursing and wellness promotion, prevention of mental health problems, and the care and treatment of persons with psychiatric disorders.
  • American Society of PeriAnesthesia Nurses The American Society of PeriAnesthesia Nurses (ASPAN) represents the interests of nurses who specialize in preanesthesia and postanesthesia care, ambulatory surgery, and pain management. With over 15,000 members and growing, ASPAN is the only professional organization dedicated exclusively to the practice of perianesthesia nursing. The Society serves its members by continually providing the latest in perianesthesia education, research, clinical practice expertise, standards and advocacy.
  • Association of Nurses in AIDS Care The Association of Nurses in AIDS Care (ANAC) is the leading nursing organization responding to HIV/AIDS. ANAC meets the needs of nurses in HIV/AIDS care, research, prevention and policy.
  • Association of Rehabilitation Nurses Organization promoting professional rehabilitation nursing practice.
  • Dermatology Nurses Association The Dermatology Nurses’ Association is a professional nursing organization with the core purpose of the DNA is to promote excellence in dermatologic care.
  • Developmental Disabilities Nurses Association Developmental Disabilities Nurses Association (DDNA) is a nursing specialty organization that is committed to advocacy, education, and support for nurses who provide services to persons with intellectual and developmental disabilities (IDD).
  • Eastern Nursing Research Society (ENRS) Research arm of the Mid-Atlantic Regional Nursing Association (MARNA) and the New England Organization for Nursing (NEON). Covers Connecticut, Delaware, Maine, Massachusetts, New Hampshire, New Jersey, New York, Pennsylvania, Rhode Island, Vermont and District of Columbia.
  • Emergency Nursing Association (ENA) Originally aimed at teaching and networking, the organization has evolved into an authority, advocate, lobbyist, and voice for emergency nursing.
  • National Association of Clinical Nurse Specialists Promotes and enhances the contribution of clinical nurse specialists to the health of individuals and communities.
  • National Association of Hispanic Nurses NAHN is committed to advancing the health in Hispanic communities and to lead, promote and advocate the educational, professional, and leadership opportunities for Hispanic nurses.
  • National Association of Neonatal Nurses NANN is a community of registered nursing professionals at all stages of their careers who care for newborn infants born with a variety of health challenges, including prematurity, birth defects, infection, cardiac malformations, and surgical problems.
  • National Association of Orthopaedic Nurses The National Association of Orthopaedic Nurses (NAON) is a organization designed to promote the highest standards of nursing practice by educating its practitioners, promoting research and encouraging effective communication between orthopaedic nurses and other groups with similar interests.
  • The National Association of Pediatric Nurse Associates and Practitioners American professional organization of pediatric health care practitioners stressing infant and child disease prevention, growth and development, treatment of illnesses.
  • National Association of School Nurses The mission of NASN is to optimize student health and learning by advancing the practice of school nursing.
  • National Black Nurses Association Themission of BNA is to provide a forum for collective action by African American nurses to represent and provide a forum for black nurses to advocate for and implement strategies to ensure access to the highest quality of healthcare for persons of color.
  • National League for Nursing The National League for Nursing is the premier organization for nurse faculty and leaders in nursing education. The NLN offers professional development, networking opportunities, testing services, nursing research grants, and public policy initiatives to its individual and institutional members. NLN members represent nursing education programs across the spectrum of higher education, and health care organizations and agencies.
  • National Nursing Staff Development Organization The Association for Nursing Professional Development (ANPD) advances the specialty practice of nursing professional development for the enhancement of healthcare outcomes. Professional development as a specialty of nursing practice is defined by standards, based on research, and critical to quality patient and organizational outcomes.
  • Navy Nurse Corps Association The association is a nonprofit organization designed with three basic goals.  One is the camaraderie and service that our social functions promote.  Second is to maintain the NNCA memorabilia as well as record the history of the Corps.  Third is the promotion of Navy Nursing as an exciting and rewarding career.
  • Nursing Organization of Veterans Affairs A nationwide, voluntary organization composed of registered nurses employed by the Department of Veterans Affairs.
  • Society of Gastroenterology Nurses and Associates The Society of Gastroenterology Nurses and Associates is a professional organization of nurses and associates dedicated to the safe and effective practice of gastroenterology and endoscopy nursing.
  • Society of Pediatric Nurses The mission of the Society of Pediatric Nurses is to advance the specialty of pediatric nursing through excellence in education, research and practice.
  • Society of Urologic Nurses and Associates UNA is committed to enriching the professional lives of our members and improving the health of our patients and their families, through education, research and evidence-based clinical practice.
  • Visiting Nurse Associations of America (VNAA) VNAA advances quality, value and innovation in home-based care.

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