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Air & Surface Transport Nurses Association (ASTNA)

Air & Surface Transport Nurses Association

The Air & Surface Transport Nurses Association (also known as National Flight Nurses Association) is a nonprofit member organization whose mission is to advance the practice of transport nursing and enhance the quality of patient care.

Journal: Air Medical Journal

Air Medical Physician Association (AMPA)

Air Medical Physician Association

The Air Medical Physician Association (AMPA) is the largest professional organization of physicians dedicated to rotor wing (helicopter), fixed wing (airplane) and critical care ground transport. With over 400 members nationally and internationally the Association represents extensive expertise in the field of medical transport. Our members represent many medical specialties including Emergency Medicine, Critical Care Medicine, Internal Medicine, Pediatrics, and various Surgical Subspecialties.

Journal: Air Medical Journal

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. Every day across America, the Academy and its members create and execute knowledge-driving and policy-related initiates to drive reform of America's health system.

Journal: Nursing Outlook

American Association of Colleges of Nursing

American Association of Colleges of Nursing

The American Association of Colleges of Nursing (AACN), a unique asset for the nation, serves the public interest by setting standards, providing resources, and developing the leadership capacity of member schools to advance nursing education, research, and practice.

Journal: Journal of Professional Nursing

American Association of Heart Failure Nurses (AAHFN)


The AAHFN is a specialty organization dedicated to advancing nursing education, clinical practice and research to improve heart failure patient outcomes. Heart failure is our exclusive interest and passion. Our goal is to set the standards for heart failure nursing care.

Journal: Heart & Lung – The Journal of Acute and Critical Care

American Association of Nurse Practitioners (AANP)


The American Association of Nurse Practitioners (AANP) is the largest and only full-service national professional membership organization for nurse practitioners (NPs) of all specialties.

Journal: The Journal for Nurse Practitioners

American Geriatrics Society (AGS)


The American Geriatrics Society (AGS) is a not-for-profit organization of more than 6,000 health professionals devoted to improving the health, independence and quality of life of all older people. The Society provides leadership to healthcare professionals, policy makers and the public by implementing and advocating for programs in patient care, research, professional and public education, and public policy.

Journal: Geriatric Nursing

American Organization of Nurse Executives (AONE)


Since 1967, the American Organization of Nurse Executives (AONE) has provided 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.

Journal: Nurse Leader

American Society for Pain Management Nursing

American Society for Pain Management Nursing

The American Society for Pain Management Nursing®'s mission is to advance and promote optimal nursing care for people affected by pain by promoting best nursing practices. This is accomplished through education, standards, advocacy and research.​

Journal: Pain Management Nursing

American Society of PeriAnesthesia Nurses

American Society of PeriAnesthesia Nurses

Founded in 1980, 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.

Journal: Journal of PeriAnesthesia Nursing

AORN - Association of periOperative Registered Nurses

AORN - Association of periOperative Registered Nurses

AORN is a non-profit membership association based in Denver, Colorado that represents the interests of more than 160,000 perioperative nurses by providing nursing education, standards, and clinical practice resources – including the peer-reviewed, monthly publication AORN Journal – to enable optimal outcomes for patients undergoing operative and other invasive procedures.

Journal: AORN Journal

Assisted Living Nurses Association (AALNA)


The American Assisted Living Nurses Association (AALNA) is a professional nursing association representing assisted living registered nurses, licensed practical nurses, and licensed vocational nurses. Our number one goal is to promote safe, effective, and dignified nursing practice in assisted living. With over one million older adults residing in assisted living communities and given the actual and potential increase in the nature and intensity of their health and personal care needs, the demand for licensed nurses in this domain is making assisted living one of the fastest growing segments in the nursing spectrum. As such, we hold ourselves accountable for our nursing practice.

Journal: Geriatric Nursing

Association for Professionals in Infection Control and Epidemiology

Association for Professionals in Infection Control and Epidemiology

The Association for Professionals in Infection Control and Epidemiology (APIC) is the leading professional association for infection preventionists (IPs) with more than 15,000 members. Our mission is to create a safer world through the prevention of infection. This is achieved by the provision of better care to promote better health at a lower cost.

Journal: American Journal of Infection Control

Association for Radiologic and Imaging Nursing

Association for Radiologic and Imaging Nursing

The Association for Radiologic & Imaging Nursing (ARIN) was founded in 1981 as the professional organization representing nurses who practice in the diagnostic, neuro/cardiovascular, interventional, ultrasonography, computerized tomography, nuclear medicine, magnetic resonance, and radiation oncology.

Journal: Journal of Radiology Nursing

Association for Vascular Access

Association for Vascular Access

The Association for Vascular Access (AVA) is an association of healthcare professionals founded in 1985 to promote the emerging vascular access specialty. Today, its multidisciplinary membership advances research, provides professional and public education to shape practice and enhance patient outcomes, and partners with the device manufacturing community to bring about evidence-based innovations in vascular access.

Journal: Journal of the Association for Vascular Access

Association of Air Medical Services (AAMS)

Association of Air Medical Services (AAMS)

The Association of Air Medical Services (AAMS) is the only national association serving the entire air and ground medical transport community. AAMS provides all of its members from medical transport service providers, to suppliers, to individuals, numerous and invaluable benefits. A voluntary, non-profit organization representing over 600 companies, programs and individuals, AAMS encourages and supports its members in maintaining standards of performance reflecting safe operations and efficient, high quality patient care.

Journal: Air Medical Journal

Association of Nurses in AIDS Care

Association of Nurses in AIDS Care

The mission of the Association is to promote the individual and collective professional development of nurses involved in the delivery of health care to persons infected or affected by the Human Immunodeficiency Virus (HIV) and to promote the health and welfare of infected persons by: creating an effective network among nurses in AIDS Care; studying, researching and exchanging information, experiences, and ideas leading to improved care for persons with AIDS/HIV infection; providing leadership to the nursing community in matters related to HIV/AIDS infection; advocating for HIV infected persons; and, promoting social awareness concerning issues related to HIV/AIDS. Inherent in these goals is the abiding commitment to the prevention of further HIV infection.

Journal: Journal of the Association of Nurses in AIDS Care

Australian College of Critical Care Nurses, Ltd (ACCCN)


ACCCN represents over 2,500 critical care nurses working across the critical care clinical spectrum emergency, coronary care, high dependency, cardiothoracic and general intensive care units, and academic and educational settings. ACCCN activities focus on the care of both adult and paediatric critically ill patients, and includes many clinical sub-specialties (Special Interest Groups) and professional issues (Advisory Panels).

Journal: Australian Critical Care

Australian College of Nursing (ACN)


The core business of the Australian College of Nursing (ACN) is the promotion and recognition of professional excellence in nursing. ACN aims to provide the means for all nurses to bring a level of excellence to their nursing practice, whether that be through the education, professional development, information and networking opportunities, or through high level input to health policy.

Journal: Collegian

Australian & New Zealand Orthopaedic Nurses Association (ANZONA)


ANZONA is an international organisation that was set up by local Orthopaedic Nursing associations throughout New Zealand and Australia.

Journal: International Journal of Orthopaedic and Trauma Nursing

College of Emergency Nursing Australasia (CENA)


It seeks, through the membership of the College and subscribers, to provide contemporary, thought provoking information relevant to emergency nurses in Australia, New Zealand and internationally.

Journal: Australasian Emergency Nursing Journal

Emergency Nurses Association

Emergency Nurses Association

The mission of the Emergency Nurses Association is to advocate for patient safety and excellence in emergency nursing practice. ENA has 40,000+ members and continues to grow, with members representing over 35 countries around the world.

Journal: Journal of Emergency Nursing

Escuela Nacional de Enfermería y Obstetricia


Escuela Nacional de Enfermería y Obstetricia (ENEO) educates professional nurses with high academic achievement, theoretical, conceptual, methodological and practical knowledge. It also teaches skills and human attitudes necessary to be responsible for the development of culture and practice of the care of individuals, families and communities healthy or sick, in all required scenarios to contribute to the social progress of Mexico.

Journal: Enfermería Universitaria

Faculty of Health and Social Studies of the University of South Bohemia in Ceske Budejovice in the Czech Republic


The faculty was founded in 1991. Since its conception the aim has been to link health and social issues. In this way we are able to educate professionals who can help people not only in improving people´s health, but also with integration into society and solutions to difficult social situations.

Journal: Kontakt

Gerontological Advanced Practice Nurses Association (GAPNA)


GAPNA (formerly NCGNP) was founded in 1981, by a small group of GNPs with the intention of offering the first continuing education conferences designed specifically to meet the needs of advanced practice nurses.

Journal: Geriatric Nursing

International Association of Flight and Critical Care Paramedics (IAFCCP)

International Association of Flight and Critical Care Paramedics

Founded in 1986, the National Flight Paramedic Association, currently known as the International Association of Flight & Critical Care Paramedics, is the largest independent paramedic association in the world. Our focus is the professional paramedic and our purpose is to serve as advocates to the profession on an international basis. IAFCCP members are involved in transporting critical care patients by airplane, helicopter and ground ambulance.

Journal: Air Medical Journal

International Nursing Association for Clinical Simulation and Learning

International Nursing Association for Clinical Simulation and Learning

INACSL’s mission is to promote research and disseminate evidence based practice standards for clinical simulation methodologies and learning environments.

Journal: Clinical Simulation in Nursing

International Society of Psychiatric Mental-Health Nurses (ISPN)


To support advanced-practice psychiatric-mental health nurses in promoting mental health care, literacy, and policy worldwide.

Journal: Archives of Psychiatric Nursing

Korean Society of Nursing Science


Korean Society of Nursing Science (KSNS), founded in 1970, a leading academic society with over 2,900 members. The aims KSNS pursue are to advance the nursing science through research and scholarship, to develop new nursing technology, to contribute to the formulation of national health policies, and to promote public health through active collaboration with other societies. The society has eight member societies under its umbrella and makes strenuous efforts to develop nursing in Korea by actively participating in nursing research and promoting exchanges with other societies.

Journal: Asian Nursing Research

National Association of Pediatric Nurse Practitioners

National Association of Pediatric Nurse Practitioners

With more than 8,000 members, the National Association of Pediatric Nurse Practitioners (NAPNAP) is the professional association for pediatric nurse practitioners (PNPs) and other advanced practice nurses who care for children. Established in 1973, we are the only national organization dedicated to improving the quality of health care for infants, children and adolescents, and to advancing the PNP’s role in providing that care. We pride ourselves in the caliber of our members, which include national child health care experts, respected authors, distinguished faculty and practicing professionals representing many facets of pediatric health care delivery.

Journal: Journal of Pediatric Health Care

National Council of State Boards of Nursing (NCSBN)


National Council of State Boards of Nursing (NCSBN) is an independent, not-for-profit organization through which boards of nursing act and counsel together on matters of common interest and concern affecting public health, safety and welfare, including the development of nursing licensure examinations.

Journal: Journal of Nursing Regulation

National EMS Pilots Association (NEMSPA)

National EMS Pilots Association

The National EMS Pilots Association is a professional organization dedicated to serving pilots involved in the air-medical transport industry, and to improving the quality and safety of those services.

Journal: Air Medical Journal

National Gerontological Nursing Association (NGNA)


The National Gerontological Nursing Association (NGNA) was founded in 1984, and is dedicated to the clinical care of older adults across diverse care settings. Members include clinicians, educators, and researchers with vastly different educational preparation, clinical roles, and interest in practice issues. A striking feature is the substantial number of certified gerontological clinical nurse specialists who select NGNA for membership.

Journal: Geriatric Nursing

NICHE (Nurses Improving Care for Healthsystem Elders)


NICHE (Nurses Improving Care for Health system Elders) is the leading nurse driven program designed to help hospitals and healthcare organizations improve the care of older adults.

Journal: Geriatric Nursing

Neonatal Nurses Association

Neonatal Nurses Association

NNA is the professional voice that shapes neonatal nursing through excellence in practice, education, research and professional development.

Journal: Journal of Neonatal Nursing

Organization for Associate Degree Nursing

National Organization for Associate Degree Nursing

The OADN Foundation receives and allocates funds to promote optimal health care through the education and practice of registered professional nursing graduates of Associate Degree Nursing programs.

Journal: Teaching and Learning in Nursing

Pediatric Endocrinology Nursing Society


The Pediatric Endocrinology Nursing Society (PENS) is committed to the development and advancement of nurses in the art and science of pediatric endocrinology nursing.

Journal: Journal of Pediatric Nursing

Sociedad Española de Enfermería Intensivay Unidades Coronarias (SSEIUC)


The Spanish Society of Intensive Nursing and Coronary Units (SEEIUC) is the organization that represents the interests of all nurses who have the responsibility of caring for critically ill patients.

Journal: Enfermería intensiva

Society for Vascular Nursing

Society for Vascular Nursing

The Society for Vascular Nursing was founded in 1982, with the initial meeting in June at the Copley Plaza Hotel in Boston, Massachusetts, to discuss establishing a society that would officially recognize vascular nursing as a specialty. It was originally incorporated as the Society for Peripheral Vascular Nursing (SPVN) in 1982 and renamed the Society for Vascular Nursing (SVN) in 1990.

The founding officers and Board of Trustees served to solidly validate vascular nursing as a unique specialty.

Journal: Journal of Vascular Nursing

Society of Pediatric Nurses(SPN)


The mission of the Society of Pediatric Nurses is to advance the specialty of pediatric nursing through excellence in education, research and practice.

Journal: Journal of Pediatric Nursing

The American College of Clinical Wound Specialists (AACWS)


The ACCWS is dedicated to the advocacy, ongoing wound care education, and support of credentialed wound care providers of all disciplines. Our members strive to improve the public's health by practicing and encouraging evidence-based wound care management to promote healing.

Journal: Journal of the American College of Clinical Wound Specialists

The Council for the Advancement of Nursing Science


Promote Better Health Through Nursing Science

Journal: Nursing Outlook