Published May 23, 2005
American Association of Critical Care Nurses
Description: AACN was established as a non-profit association designed to help educate nurses working in newly developed intensive care units. AACN is the world's largest specialty nursing association.
American Association of Nurse Anesthetists
Description: Accreditation, certification, careers, insurance, links, peer assistance, standards, policy statements, and job opportunities.
American Association of Neuroscience Nurses
Description: AANN's membership represents multi-specialty and neuroscience intensive care units; general neuroscience and combination units such as neuro/ortho, neuromuscular/rehabilitation, neuropsychiatry/neuro-gerontology; rehabilitation units, medical-surgical units, pediatric units, emergency departments, surgery, academia and administration.
American Association of Occupational Health Nurses
Description: AAOHN is the professional association for registered nurses who provide on-the-job health care for the nation's workers. It promotes excellence in the occupational health nursing profession by providing a wide range of services. prevention, and the variety of settings in which they practice.
American Holistic Nurses Association
Description: Dedicated to bringing the concepts of holism to every arena of nursing practice, AHNA is a non-profit, educational organization whose membership is open to nurses and others interested in holistically- oriented health care practices.
American Nephrology Nurses' Association
Description: ANNA is comprised of nephrology professionals, registered nurses and other healthcare professionals with varying experience and expertise in such areas as conservative management, peritoneal dialysis, hemodialysis, continuous renal replacement therapies, and renal and extra-renal transplantation.
American Nurses Association
Description: ANA is the only full-service, professional organization representing the nation's entire registered nurse population. ANA advances the nursing profession by fostering high standards of nursing practice, promoting the economic and general welfare of nurses in the workplace, projecting a positive and realistic view of nursing, and by lobbying the Congress and regulatory agencies on health care issues. The ANA is a professional association for nurses as well as the strongest labor union for the nursing profession.
American Organization of Nurse Executives
Description: Accessible through the hospitalconnect.com site; publication, policies and advocacy positions, education resources, leadership resource center, news, political alerts.
American Society of Opthalmic Registered Nurses
Description: ASORN serves its members’ mission to foster excellence in opthalmic patient care and to support the opthalmic team through individual development, education, and evidence-based practice. The site contains information on membership, certification, publications, educational programs, and professional opportunities.
American Society of PeriAnesthesia Nurses
Description: Clinical practice information, educational conferences, events, resources, and patient information pertaining to pain management practice in nursing.
American Society of Plastic and Reconstructive Surgical Nurses
Description: ASPRSN’s mission is to promote high standards of plastic and reconstructive surgical nursing practice and patient care through education, exchange of information, and scientific inquiry.
Association of Women's Health, Obstetric and Neonatal Nurses
Description: News, education and practice resources, publication, policies and agenda, job center.
Emergency Nurses Association
Description: ENA is the specialty nursing association serving the emergency nursing profession through research, publications, professional development, and injury prevention. Supports the profession with access to important scientific information and the latest research; networking opportunities with key governmental, academic, and professional contacts; and monitoring of government activities affecting the profession.
Intravenous Nurses Society
Description: INS membership is open to all healthcare professionals from all practice settings involved or interested in the specialty practice of intravenous nursing. INS is dedicated to advancing the delivery of quality intravenous therapy through stringent standards of practice and professional ethics, and promoting research and education in the intravenous specialty.
The National Association of Orthopaedic Nurses
Description: NAON was established to promote education and research related to nursing care of persons with orthopaedic conditions. Purpose is to promote the highest standards of nursing practice, to promote research, and to maintain effective communication between orthopaedic nurses and other external interested persons and groups.
National Association of School Nurses, Inc.
Description: NASN was organized to unite school nurses committed to providing quality health care services to school children.
Society for Vascular Nursing
Description: SVN is an international association dedicated to promoting excellence in the compassionate and comprehensive management of persons with vascular disease.
Wound, Ostomy and Continence Nurses Society
Description: WOCN is a professional, international society of nurse professionals who are experts in the care of patients with wound, ostomy and continence problems. WOC nurses manage conditions such as stomas, draining wounds, fistulas, vascular ulcers, pressure ulcers, neuropathic wounds, urinary incontinence, fecal incontinence, and functional disorders of the bowel and bladder.